After upgrade to 15.04 my ubuntu loads really slowly, slower than Windows 8 on the same machine, which insults me.

I turned off splash screen, and when I boot the system I get this:

A start job is running for dev-hdb2.device

and It stays that way for 1:30 minute, with a time counter next to it set exactly to 1:30.

Also when I reboot I get this message:

A stop job is running for Session c2 of user MrMino

same here - it stays that way for 1:30

Output of dmesg: http://pastebin.com/yzbFQG05

Unfortunately bootchart isn't working for some reason not known to me now, so I can't post logs from it.

How to make this go away? I'm running ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 3537.


2 Answers 2


I managed to fix this by rolling back from systemd to upstart. More info here:


Permanent switch back to upstart
Install the upstart-sysv package, which will remove ubuntu-standard 
and systemd-sysv (but should not remove anything else -- if it does, yell!), 
and run sudo update-initramfs -u. After that, grub's "Advanced options" 
menu will have a corresponding "Ubuntu, with Linux ... (systemd)" 
entry where you can do an one-time boot with systemd.

If you want to switch back to systemd, install the systemd-sysv and ubuntu-standard packages.

I had the same problem in my Manjaro, searching I found a post in a reddit forum of Arch Linux.

Here is the solution that works for me https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/4bawf7/a_stop_job_is_running_for_session_c2_of_user/d17th3u

You need to ubuntulize it:

Install watchdog

# pacman -S watchdog

And then start the service at boot:

# systemctl enable watchdog.service

Start the service to don't see the message any more

# systemctl start watchdog.service

I create a gist for this https://gist.github.com/dianjuar/98d02af4050dc2df8ae6f18695d44ca3

  • Hey, it's nice that someone finally answered this. I would love to check if it works, but I'm now running Ubuntu Gnome, and it has no problem with this. +1 For the gist though. May 20, 2016 at 17:13

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