[driverloader] speeding up boot on FC2

Jonathan Baron baron at psych.upenn.edu
Fri Aug 20 11:26:39 EDT 2004

On 08/20/04 09:51, Linuxant support (Jonathan) wrote:
>Are you sure that this is the DriverLoader service which take so much
>time to start? It could be another service which could wait for an event
>to complete, for example, a netwotk interface which is waiting for its
>IP information from a slow DHCP server.

I'm not 100% sure.  Recall that the slow boot happens only if I
have not booted for several hours, like overnight.  Thus, I am
limited to one experiment per day!  I've tried many things, but,
not enough to be sure.  It isn't dhcp.  I don't do that until I
log in.  Putting driverloader into the background definitely
helps, but there does seem to be some remaining problem.  (That
was today's experiment.)

I can live with this, so thanks for your help and I'll deal with
it for a while, and post further if I discover anything

Eventually, the kernel will support acpi suspend on this
computer, and then I will not have to worry about boot speed at
all.  With my old (too slow to use anymore) Latitude (where
suspend works even with the 2.6 kernel), I basically never
rebooted except when I installed a new kernel.

Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Home page: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~baron

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