0

I'm running Ubuntu 1604LTS on a Dell Vostro 1710 and Ubuntu takes forever to load. In addition to this, the plymouth splash screen is always upended, which means I get the kernel messages instead. After this, the Login screen eventually loads but both the screen and the cursor are distorted.

Here are my specs:

 System:    Host: jules-Vostro1710 Kernel: 4.15.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: MATE 1.12.1 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) info: mate-panel dm: lightdm
           Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine:   System: Dell product: Vostro1710 v: Null Chassis: type: 8
           Mobo: Dell model: 0Y183C Bios: Dell v: A12 date: 03/18/2009
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T5670 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 7182
           clock speeds: min/max: 800/1801 MHz 1: 1797 MHz 2: 1791 MHz
Memory:    No dmidecode memory data: try newer kernel.
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
           bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:2a02
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1440x900@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:284b
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-32-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: wl bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:4315
           IF: wlp6s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 5000 bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
           IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (48.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HM160HI size: 160.0GB serial: S14QJD0Q692270
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-7640A rev: JD05 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 144G used: 71G (52%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           label: N/A uuid: 7a25ded8-420d-4662-bfd8-e4cb0802b480
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.21GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
           label: N/A uuid: 14417f17-fac8-4d22-9684-8201a80823a6
RAID:      System: supported: N/A
           No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
           Unused Devices: none
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 167 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 1433.2/2992.7MB Init: systemd v: 229 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Unknown : mate-session inxi: 2.2.35
'<

I hope you can help me. I suspect it has something to do with the graphics and the NVIDIA proprietary drivers. I just wished my system would load in the way I am used to from Ubuntu. I always love that slick login and splash screen and would love to customize those a bit. (choose a different theme at least. But right now, it takes minutes to boot and the kernel messages aren't nice either

Here is the boot log. Maybe this will help?

[[0;1;31mFAILED[0m] Failed to start Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data.
See 'systemctl status plymouth-read-write.service' for details.
[[0;1;31mFAILED[0m] Failed to start Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data.
See 'systemctl status plymouth-read-write.service' for details.
[[0;1;31mFAILED[0m] Failed to start Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data.
See 'systemctl status plymouth-read-write.service' for details.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started Braille Device Support.
[[0;1;31mFAILED[0m] Failed to start Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data.
See 'systemctl status plymouth-read-write.service' for details.
[[0;1;31mFAILED[0m] Failed to start Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data.
See 'systemctl status plymouth-read-write.service' for details.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started Braille Device Support.
[[0;1;31mFAILED[0m] Failed to start Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data.
See 'systemctl status plymouth-read-write.service' for details.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started Braille Device Support.
[[0;1;31mFAILED[0m] Failed to start Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data.
See 'systemctl status plymouth-read-write.service' for details.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started LSB: AppArmor initialization.
         Starting Raise network interfaces...
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started Braille Device Support.
[[0;1;31mFAILED[0m] Failed to start Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data.
See 'systemctl status plymouth-read-write.service' for details.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started Raise network interfaces.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started Braille Device Support.
[[0;1;31mFAILED[0m] Failed to start Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data.
See 'systemctl status plymouth-read-write.service' for details.
[[0;1;31mFAILED[0m] Failed to start Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data.
See 'systemctl status plymouth-read-write.service' for details.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Listening on Load/Save RF Kill Switch Status /dev/rfkill Watch.
         Starting Load/Save RF Kill Switch Status...
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Reached target Sound Card.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started Load/Save RF Kill Switch Status.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Found device SAMSUNG_HM160HI 5.
         Activating swap /dev/disk/by-uuid/14417f17-fac8-4d22-9684-8201a80823a6...
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Activated swap /dev/disk/by-uuid/14417f17-fac8-4d22-9684-8201a80823a6.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Reached target Swap.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Reached target System Initialization.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started CUPS Scheduler.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Listening on CUPS Scheduler.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started ACPI Events Check.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Reached target Paths.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Listening on D-Bus System Message Bus Socket.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Listening on ACPID Listen Socket.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started Daily Cleanup of Temporary Directories.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started Daily apt download activities.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started Daily apt upgrade and clean activities.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Listening on Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Stack Activation Socket.
         Starting Socket activation for snappy daemon.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Listening on UUID daemon activation socket.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started Runs Laptop Mode Tools - Polling Service, every 150 seconds.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Reached target Timers.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Listening on Socket activation for snappy daemon.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Reached target Sockets.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Reached target Basic System.
         Starting Accounts Service...
         Starting Thermal Daemon Service...
         Starting Detect the available GPUs and deal with any system changes...
         Starting System Logging Service...
         Starting Laptop Mode Tools - Battery Polling Service...
         Starting LSB: Speech Dispatcher...
         Starting LSB: daemon to balance interrupts for SMP systems...
         Starting LSB: Set the CPU Frequency Scaling governor to "ondemand"...
         Starting LSB: Record successful boot for GRUB...
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started Regular background program processing daemon.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started ACPI event daemon.
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started D-Bus System Message Bus.
         Starting Restore /etc/resolv.conf if the system crashed before the ppp link was shut down...
         Starting Save/Restore Sound Card State...
[[0;32m  OK  [0m] Started CUPS Scheduler.
         Starting Network Manager...
         Starting Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Stack...
         Starting LSB: automatic crash report generation...

And here is the update

> jules@jules-Vostro1710:~$ systemd-analyze blame
>      1min 4.712s plymouth-quit-wait.service
>          30.701s lightdm.service
>          13.991s dev-sda1.device
>           8.762s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
>           7.481s colord.service
>           6.305s NetworkManager-wait-online.service
>           5.332s snapd.service
>           4.014s ModemManager.service
>           3.985s accounts-daemon.service
>           3.847s NetworkManager.service
>           3.212s rtkit-daemon.service
>           2.563s thermald.service
>           2.290s keyboard-setup.service
>           2.270s grub-common.service
>           1.812s resolvconf.service
>           1.578s dev-hugepages.mount
>           1.574s sys-kernel-debug.mount
>           1.573s dev-mqueue.mount
>           1.550s apparmor.service
>           1.302s udisks2.service
>           1.279s systemd-journald.service
>           1.222s console-setup.service
>           1.172s polkitd.service lines 1-23...skipping...
>      1min 4.712s plymouth-quit-wait.service
>          30.701s lightdm.service
>          13.991s dev-sda1.device
>           8.762s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
>           7.481s colord.service
>           6.305s NetworkManager-wait-online.service
>           5.332s snapd.service
>           4.014s ModemManager.service
>           3.985s accounts-daemon.service
>           3.847s NetworkManager.service
>           3.212s rtkit-daemon.service
>           2.563s thermald.service
>           2.290s keyboard-setup.service
>           2.270s grub-common.service
>           1.812s resolvconf.service
>           1.578s dev-hugepages.mount
>           1.574s sys-kernel-debug.mount
>           1.573s dev-mqueue.mount
>           1.550s apparmor.service
>           1.302s udisks2.service
>           1.279s systemd-journald.service
>           1.222s console-setup.service
>           1.172s polkitd.service
>           1.156s irqbalance.service
>           1.044s systemd-modules-load.service
>            949ms systemd-logind.service
>            906ms ondemand.service
>            898ms apport.service
>            821ms systemd-user-sessions.service
>            819ms avahi-daemon.service
>            734ms binfmt-support.service
>            640ms laptop-mode.service
>            634ms proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.mount
>            623ms ufw.service
>            547ms upower.service
>            532ms sys-kernel-config.mount
>            531ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount
>            404ms plymouth-start.service
>            403ms rsyslog.service
>            394ms speech-dispatcher.service
>            375ms systemd-update-utmp.service
>            371ms networking.service
>            353ms kmod-static-nodes.service
>            350ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
>            291ms systemd-sysctl.service
>            283ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
>            163ms systemd-journal-flush.service
>            134ms ntp.service
>            134ms systemd-rfkill.service
>             92ms user@1000.service
>             91ms systemd-random-seed.service
>             70ms systemd-udevd.service
>             66ms wpa_supplicant.service
>             62ms snap-onlyoffice\x2ddesktopeditors-26.mount
>             56ms snap-core-5145.mount
>             56ms snapd.seeded.service
>             52ms gpu-manager.service
>             51ms setvtrgb.service
>             45ms alsa-restore.service
>             45ms snapd.socket
>             43ms dev-disk-by\x2duuid-14417f17\x2dfac8\x2d4d22\x2d9684\x2d8201a80823a6.swap
>             41ms snap-core-4917.mount
>             39ms systemd-remount-fs.service
>             33ms pppd-dns.service
>             23ms hddtemp.service
>             17ms lmt-poll.service
>             16ms plymouth-read-write.service
>             16ms rc-local.service
>             13ms ureadahead-stop.service
>             13ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service
>              7ms dev-loop2.device
>              7ms systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service
>              5ms dev-loop1.device
>              3ms dev-loop0.device lines 29-74/74 (END)



drm_kms_helper        172032  1 i915
syscopyarea            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
sysfillrect            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
sysimgblt              16384  1 drm_kms_helper
fb_sys_fops            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
drm                   401408  5 i915,drm_kms_helper
  • Please add output of systemd-analyze blame to the question. HDD is SATA, but 5400 rpm with 8 Mb cache, so it may be slow. – N0rbert Aug 24 '18 at 18:47
  • Got the reply "Bootup is not yet finished. Please try again later." – Pantherin Aug 24 '18 at 18:50
  • I've edited the post to include the output from systemd-analyze blame – Pantherin Aug 26 '18 at 14:44
  • During bootup, I get a message along the lines of "[drm:drm_atomic_helper_commit_cleanup_done [drm_kms_helper]] ERROR flip_done timed out." – Pantherin Aug 26 '18 at 14:49
  • Please add output of lsmod | grep drm to the question. Also you can try to install better video driver with sudo apt-get install i965-va-driver, but it may not help. – N0rbert Aug 26 '18 at 16:14

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.