Im new and I dont know what services are vital for the OS

So as the title says, Im new in this Linux world (just downloaded manjaro which is my first ever Linux distro about 2 days ago) I did it because my Laptop is getting outdated to use Windows efficiently and even using Manjaro i think its a little bit slow, Im using the gnome environment and this is my blame analysis:
26.878s plymouth-quit-wait.service
7.453s systemd-journal-flush.service
6.775s snapd.service
4.371s lvm2-monitor.service
4.129s dev-sda2.device
4.100s polkit.service
3.402s tlp.service
3.030s udisks2.service
2.116s apparmor.service
2.106s NetworkManager.service
2.087s bluetooth.service
1.791s systemd-logind.service
1.543s user@1000.service
1.521s snapd.apparmor.service
1.375s upower.service
1.219s ModemManager.service
1.206s systemd-vconsole-setup.service
1.193s accounts-daemon.service
980ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-C8DF\x2d3B81.service
869ms systemd-udevd.service
857ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
725ms systemd-random-seed.service
669ms gdm.service

Which of them can I safely dissable and how? I’m new to everything including the terminal haha

what are the specs of the laptop?
most go for xfce for a lighter install.

you shouldn’t disable anything; it’s not going to improve anything on gnome.
you can go into tweaks and disable the animations, that’ll give you the illusion of being faster.

I think these are the specs? i googled it:

Info: Dual Core model: AMD A9-9410 RADEON R5 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G
bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Excavator rev: 0 cache: L2: 1024 KiB
bogomips: 11585
Speed: 1397 MHz min/max: 1400/2900 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz):
1: 1397 2: 1397

and really? then what other thing can I do?

Welcome to the forum! :wave:

Please post your system info as outlined here:

The real question here is why do you want to disable services? What do you think that would accomplish?

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what exactly feels slow?

cpu specs are more than enough to run gnome.
how much ram memory?

most services work behind the scenes & are useful, disabling a needed service can actually slow things down.
26.878s plymouth-quit-wait.service = don’t know why it took so long but should improve after several boot’s, it’s a needed service.
7.453s systemd-journal-flush.service = this is a system log
6.775s snapd.service =some parts of your system are snaps.

firefox is always slow at first launch, it’s not a specs thing.
extensions can slow gnome down.

That service is only “needed” by plymouth itself, which is not a vital function at all (boot animation).

@dmontalvoglz There are a couple posts to be found in this forum on how to disable plymouth.

plymouth is more than just animation, it does kernel stuff as well, like handing off services. you’ll find it on every linux distro for that reason.

Plymouth is affecting the boot process - that’s what you call “kernel stuff”. Every Linux OS can work perfectly fine without it. No, you don’t find it on every distro.

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alright, but keep in mind he’s new.
if it breaks he’s not going to know how to fix it.

Well, on a fresh install there’s not much harm done (unless you don’t keep backups of important data - which should be common sense :slightly_smiling_face:). It does seem to significantly slow down the boot process here.

if only install’s were quicker.
my raspberry os sd card died & I’m just now getting around to doing it.

if I had to do this to often, I’d probably get a little frustrated.

I’m sure new users feel that way to.

Anyway, I was responding to the topic - and OP is asking for help in finding (non-)vital services.

@dmontalvoglz If you don’t intend to use any snap packages, I’d get rid of snapd.service as well.

just saying, you have a responsibility, they don’t know better yet.
let them gain some experience with a normal install before hacking it up.

at the most proper warning.

anyways, time to take a break & get this raspberry os the way i like. lol