Slow Boot time in manjaro

Hi I am a newbie to linux. Boot up takes too much time. I have installed manjaro in an eternal HDD.

here is the systemd-analyze blame result

8.480s snapd.service
7.165s udisks2.service
6.105s polkit.service
5.232s dev-sdb3.device
4.222s NetworkManager.service
4.129s systemd-journal-flush.service
2.331s bluetooth.service
2.322s upower.service
2.213s systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-7622\x2dB4FD.service
2.083s cups.service
1.994s apparmor.service
1.917s tlp.service
1.892s ModemManager.service
1.511s avahi-daemon.service
1.434s systemd-logind.service
1.287s ldconfig.service
 857ms systemd-modules-load.service
 737ms user@1000.service
 666ms snapd.apparmor.service
 653ms wpa_supplicant.service
 619ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-029d8551\x2de720\x2d48a5\x2da1b5\x2d742cb2d0b68f.service
 598ms systemd-sysusers.service
 573ms lvm2-monitor.service
 381ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
 361ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
 356ms systemd-random-seed.service
 314ms dev-disk-by\x2duuid-dc0a34e2\x2dfb83\x2d47d4\x2d8e82\x2d0e1873b42fc0.swap
 252ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
 234ms dev-hugepages.mount
 222ms systemd-timesyncd.service
 215ms dev-mqueue.mount
 213ms systemd-user-sessions.service
 213ms systemd-udevd.service
 189ms systemd-backlight@backlight:intel_backlight.service
 186ms sys-kernel-debug.mount

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there’s no anomalies - patience is a virtue - make yourself a cup of tea - remember to watch the water bioiling.

If you must and you don’t intend to use - remove snap packages and their configs from grub config.

Please search for similiar topics - there is plenty discussions on the subject - also in the

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please provide the output from inxi -Fzy and cat /etc/default/grub | head -n6

disable this if you don’t use SNAPS (8s is too much)

sudo systemctl disable snapd.service

A few of those services may be optional. It entirely depends on your needs. For example if you don’t use any snap packages and don’t plan to, then uninstall snapd, you’ll shave off several seconds from your boot up time, and then modemmanager and bluetooth services may be wasting your time too, so if you don’t have hardware that can use them, then disable them, it wont affect you system in any negative way but will save a few seconds on boot time.

Of course being a newbie you may not want to try this just yet, but here’s article that explains how to disable unneeded services should you want to try: Cleaning Up Your Linux Startup Process -

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inxi -Fzy  :heavy_check_mark:
Kernel: 5.15.7-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4
Distro: Manjaro Linux
Type: Laptop System: Sony product: SVF15212SNW v: C10HEWH6
Mobo: Sony model: VAIO serial: UEFI: Insyde
v: R0250DA date: 07/19/2016
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 4.5 Wh (16.8%) condition: 26.8/42.3 Wh (63.2%) volts: 4.3
min: 14.4
Info: dual core model: Intel Core i3-3227U bits: 64 type: MT MCP cache:
L2: 512 KiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1038 min/max: 800/1900 cores: 1: 1018 2: 798 3: 1070
4: 1268
Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel
Display: x11 server: driver: loaded: modesetting
resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.7-1-MANJARO running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
Device-1: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n driver: wl
IF: wlp7s0 state: up mac:
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
driver: r8168
IF: enp14s0 state: down mac:
Device-1: Foxconn / Hon Hai BCM43142A0 type: USB driver: btusb
Report: rfkill ID: hci0 state: up address: see --recommends
Local Storage: total: 585 GiB used: 12.2 GiB (2.1%)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: SSD 128GB size: 119.24 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD050 size: 465.76 GiB
ID-1: / size: 97.87 GiB used: 9.45 GiB (9.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb3
ID-2: /boot/efi size: 1022 MiB used: 288 KiB (0.0%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sdb1
ID-3: /home size: 350.09 GiB used: 2.75 GiB (0.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb4
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/sdb2
System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 202 Uptime: 31m Memory: 3.71 GiB used: 1.84 GiB (49.5%)
Shell: Zsh inxi: 3.3.11

cat /etc/default/grub | head -n6  PIPE|1 ✘
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet apparmor=1 security=apparmor resume=UUID=dc0a34e2-fb83-47d4-8e82-0e1873b42fc0 udev.log_priority=3”
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If you start manjaro from an external HDD, then this is the reason why it is slow. :rofl:

Things you can do to speed up your manjaro:

  • Install it intern on SSD (by far the best option)
  • Install it extern on SSD connected via USB3
  • Install it extern on a fast USB3-drive
  • Install it extern on a fast USB-drive

Even a slow USB3-drive will be faster than your external HDD, but best would be a SSD.