Can I speed up my boot time?

! I am running a very old hardware


Startup finished in 2.838s (kernel) + 21.110s (userspace) = 23.949s reached after 20.393s in userspace

systemd-analyze blame

8.071s lvm2-monitor.service
7.728s udisks2.service
7.685s dev-sda1.device
7.196s polkit.service
3.712s avahi-daemon.service
3.705s NetworkManager.service
3.625s systemd-logind.service
3.564s systemd-udevd.service
3.259s systemd-journal-flush.service
1.700s upower.service
1.522s ldconfig.service
1.293s ModemManager.service
1.037s alsa-restore.service
1.030s user@1000.service
 712ms tlp.service
 665ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
 574ms systemd-sysusers.service
 442ms modprobe@drm.service
 359ms systemd-random-seed.service
 276ms dev-hugepages.mount
 275ms dev-mqueue.mount
 275ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
 274ms sys-kernel-tracing.mount
 273ms kmod-static-nodes.service
 265ms systemd-journal-catalog-update.service
 264ms modprobe@configfs.service
 263ms modprobe@fuse.service
 242ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
 229ms systemd-journald.service
 217ms systemd-sysctl.service
 212ms dev-disk-by\x2duuid-69f52ae2\x2d6ba0\x2d47de\x2db293\x2daad95bb50a6e.swap
 184ms systemd-modules-load.service
 183ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
  61ms systemd-remount-fs.service
  54ms systemd-user-sessions.service
  53ms rtkit-daemon.service
  51ms systemd-update-utmp.service
  34ms systemd-update-done.service
  30ms sys-kernel-config.mount
  21ms user-runtime-dir@1000.service
   4ms tmp.mount
   4ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount

systemd-analyze critical-chain @20.393s
└─ @20.393s
  └─ModemManager.service @19.098s +1.293s
    └─polkit.service @11.899s +7.196s
      └─ @11.885s
        └─ @11.885s
          └─dbus.socket @11.885s
            └─ @11.866s
              └─systemd-update-done.service @11.831s +34ms
                └─ldconfig.service @10.306s +1.522s
                  └─ @10.305s
                    └─ @10.305s
                      └─lvm2-monitor.service @2.234s +8.071s
                        └─systemd-journald.socket @2.223s
                          └─system.slice @2.149s
                            └─-.slice @2.149s

inxi -Fxz

  Kernel: 5.4.134-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq 6000 Pro MT PC 
  v: N/A serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 3048h serial: <filter> BIOS: Hewlett-Packard 
  v: 786G2 v02.03 date: 10/19/2015 
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo E7500 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Penryn rev: A cache: L2: 3 MiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 11709 
  Speed: 1596 MHz min/max: 1596/2933 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1596 2: 1596 
  Device-1: NVIDIA GF116 [GeForce GTX 550 Ti] vendor: ASUSTeK 
  driver: nouveau v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0 
  Device-2: Microdia Dual Mode Camera (8006 VGA) type: USB 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid bus-ID: 3-1:2 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: nouveau 
  unloaded: modesetting s-res: 1920x1080 
  OpenGL: renderer: NVCF v: 4.3 Mesa 21.1.5 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel 82801JD/DO HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF116 High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 
  Device-3: JMTek LLC. USB PnP Audio Device type: USB 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 8-1:2 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.4.134-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.32 running: no 
  Device-1: Intel 82567LM-3 Gigabit Network vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 2100 bus-ID: 00:19.0 
  IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 8.2 GiB (3.5%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: HD254GJ size: 232.89 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 219.51 GiB used: 8.2 GiB (3.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  dev: /dev/sda2 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 50.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nouveau fan: 1170 
  Processes: 141 Uptime: 9m Memory: 5.74 GiB used: 1.4 GiB (24.4%) 
  Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: 1094 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 
  inxi: 3.3.05 


██████████████████  ████████   sage@sage-pc 
██████████████████  ████████   ------------ 
██████████████████  ████████   OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64 
██████████████████  ████████   Host: xx 
████████            ████████   Kernel: 5.4.134-1-MANJARO 
████████  ████████  ████████   Uptime: 10 mins 
████████  ████████  ████████   Packages: 1095 (pacman) 
████████  ████████  ████████   Shell: bash 5.1.8 
████████  ████████  ████████   Resolution: 1920x1080 
████████  ████████  ████████   DE: Plasma 5.22.3 
████████  ████████  ████████   WM: KWin 
████████  ████████  ████████   Theme: Breath [GTK2/3] 
████████  ████████  ████████   Icons: breath2 [GTK2/3] 
████████  ████████  ████████   Terminal: konsole 
                               CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 (2) @ 2.933GHz 
                               GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 
                               Memory: 1188MiB / 5875MiB 

EDIT: Here is the .svg file!

Asked and answered numerous times. Please use forum search before creating new threads.
In any case:


Yes, I’ve done all of those, it’s ~7s faster now


Startup finished in 2.284s (kernel) + 17.797s (userspace) = 20.081s reached after 17.167s in userspace

systemd-analyze blame

7.174s polkit.service
5.188s udisks2.service
3.615s avahi-daemon.service
3.610s NetworkManager.service
3.544s systemd-logind.service
2.630s dev-sda1.device
1.701s ldconfig.service
1.172s ModemManager.service
 679ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
 623ms tlp.service
 537ms systemd-udevd.service
 480ms systemd-sysusers.service
 461ms upower.service
 446ms systemd-journal-catalog-update.service
 432ms systemd-remount-fs.service
 391ms user@1000.service
 379ms modprobe@drm.service
 281ms systemd-random-seed.service
 276ms dev-hugepages.mount
 275ms dev-mqueue.mount
 274ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
 274ms sys-kernel-tracing.mount
 273ms kmod-static-nodes.service
 272ms modprobe@configfs.service
 270ms modprobe@fuse.service
 270ms rtkit-daemon.service
 264ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
 230ms systemd-journald.service
 219ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
 210ms systemd-sysctl.service
 167ms dev-disk-by\x2duuid-69f52ae2\x2d6ba0\x2d47de\x2db293\x2daad95bb50a6e.swap
 143ms systemd-modules-load.service
 136ms systemd-user-sessions.service
 126ms systemd-journal-flush.service
  93ms systemd-update-utmp.service
  71ms alsa-restore.service
  23ms user-runtime-dir@1000.service
  21ms sys-kernel-config.mount
  21ms systemd-update-done.service
   5ms tmp.mount
   4ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount

systemd-analyze critical-chain @17.167s
└─ @17.167s
  └─ModemManager.service @15.994s +1.172s
    └─polkit.service @8.816s +7.174s
      └─ @8.805s
        └─ @8.805s
          └─dbus.socket @8.805s
            └─ @8.771s
              └─systemd-update-done.service @8.749s +21ms
                └─ldconfig.service @7.046s +1.701s
                  └─ @7.045s
                    └─tmp.mount @7.039s +5ms
                      └─ @7.038s

I’ve done this too: Manjaro booting is very slow (40sec) - #17 by The_Quantum_Alpha

Can I do anything else? :slight_smile:

You can disable Modem Manager if you do not use dial-up or mobile broadband or bluetooth tethering.

sudo systemctl disable ModemManager.service

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Okay, thank you, but now I am getting those:


Startup finished in 2.278s (kernel) + 14.308s (userspace) = 16.587s reached after 14.303s in userspace

systemd-analyze blame

15.239s udisks2.service
14.499s polkit.service
 5.208s dev-sda1.device
 2.505s systemd-modules-load.service
 2.313s systemd-udevd.service
 2.203s avahi-daemon.service
 2.198s NetworkManager.service
 2.122s systemd-journal-flush.service
 2.095s ldconfig.service
 2.020s user@1000.service
 1.713s systemd-logind.service
 1.015s systemd-sysusers.service
  868ms systemd-journal-catalog-update.service
  626ms alsa-restore.service
  505ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
  475ms systemd-remount-fs.service
  474ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
  460ms systemd-random-seed.service
  455ms systemd-update-utmp.service
  294ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
  278ms systemd-journald.service
  170ms systemd-sysctl.service
  167ms dev-disk-by\x2duuid-81212d59\x2dc82f\x2d46d0\x2db90b\x2dfaa93a430b3e.swap
  162ms rtkit-daemon.service
  152ms modprobe@fuse.service
  136ms modprobe@drm.service
   81ms dev-hugepages.mount
   80ms dev-mqueue.mount
   80ms modprobe@configfs.service
   79ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
   79ms sys-kernel-tracing.mount
   78ms kmod-static-nodes.service
   49ms systemd-user-sessions.service
   33ms systemd-update-done.service
   24ms tmp.mount
   21ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount
   17ms user-runtime-dir@1000.service
    9ms proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.mount
    2ms sys-kernel-config.mount

systemd-analyze critical-chain @14.303s
└─sddm.service @14.302s
  └─systemd-user-sessions.service @14.248s +49ms
    └─ @14.247s
      └─NetworkManager.service @12.048s +2.198s
        └─dbus.service @12.044s
          └─ @12.038s
            └─ @12.038s
              └─dbus.socket @12.038s
                └─ @11.972s
                  └─systemd-update-done.service @11.938s +33ms
                    └─ldconfig.service @9.842s +2.095s
                      └─ @9.841s
                        └─tmp.mount @9.816s +24m

The plot.svg:

EDIT: The “actual” amount of time (from when I press the power on button to the “Wired Connection 1” notifcation (that notification appears when desktop is fully ready)) is 01:34:57

EDIT 2: What’s surprising is that the sudo reboot takes at max ~15 less than the full boot, I thought it’d be a bit faster

Also, I did not mention but it takes at least ~35s from the moment I see my mouse arrow to the actual desktop (plasma) (before splash screen everything is black)

Switched to Artix Runit - boot 30s faster
F**k you systemd.

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Are you sure it will not cause issues with Manjaro as it is designed to use systemd?

I’m no longer using Manjaro but ArtixLinux

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