My boot is very slow, when it is loading displays Resume: libgcrypt Version: 1.5.0

After ~20 seconds it continues booting and lets me log in.

Here is a video that I made showing what I mean.

Computer Model: Samsung Series 5 NP550P5C-T01US 15"
Running: Ubuntu 12.10

  • You really think that 15 seconds is slow? Is 50% fast that what I wait, and I have a QuadCore..
    – Lucio
    Feb 25 '13 at 3:32
  • In comparison to my windows yes. Windows boots in 16 seconds for me where Ubuntu takes 26 seconds. I I mostly want to know how I can fix the "Resume: libgcrypt Version: 1.5.0" from showing at all if anything or what it is. I know it's not slow compared to other systems but something seems to be wrong still.
    – jesse3mail
    Feb 25 '13 at 3:45

What I can tell you is: Your system has no problem

Your video is showing that you can boot into Ubuntu and the speed is normal (a subjective topic). The boot speed depends for each hardware. My PC, a QuadCore, boot in ~30 seconds. I'm telling you this to have a reference :)

The message displayed is not a problem. Not all the Ubuntu users see the same images while booting, that is variant.

libgcrypt is a package that is installed by default in almost all the GNU/Linux system. To discover more information about it see the Wikipedia entry or the GNU entry.

  • Fair enough. Is there anyway to hide it so it just shows the Ubuntu logo then like it is supposed to while booting?
    – jesse3mail
    Mar 5 '13 at 1:40
  • @jesse3mail Well, that is something that you can do (I think). I'll research it and see if other users know how to hide/change it..
    – Lucio
    Mar 5 '13 at 3:22

You quite possibly have a wrong/outdated resume-device-entry somewhere (/etc/uswsusp.conf, /etc/default/grub, /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume).

You can list all available block devices with their UUIDs and labels with help of the blkid command.


sudo apt-get remove --purge uswsusp

This will solve the problem.

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