Decreasing Boot Time + Booting into MATE
gautamcgoel at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 00:43:28 PDT 2015
I'm a new user. I'm running 4.2 on an i3 Haswell. There are a few questions I
was hoping you could help with.
1. How do you decrease the boot time? On my machine with an ssd, it takes
more than 20 seconds from the time I press the on button to the time I'm
presented with the login prompt. That's significantly worse than Windows or
Debian, which is surprising since Dragonfly is so much smaller and more
minimal. I notice two things: A. we are asked to press '1' to boot the
standard OS, and B. the screen then fills up with the output of dmesg, i.e
what drivers it can find and so forth. Is there any way to configure the OS
so that it does A automatically? And any way to speed up B?
2. To get to my MATE desktop, I currently enter 'startx' at the command
prompt. When I log out (within MATE), the screen goes black and nothing
happens. How do I configure the machine so that A. it presents me with a
graphical login screen at boot, not a command line and B. it allows me to log
out and switch users from within MATE?
Sorry if these are dumb questions. I looked through the handbook and the man
pages and couldn't find the answers. Thanks in advance for any help!
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