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Linux Support / Re: Can I Remove Startup Applications
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:20:28 am »
Thanks,

The boot up I have just done takes approx. 1:40 - 1:50 to boot to the desktop and then a further 40 - 60 secs to run up Ff and load the first page. (30-40 is Ff loading.)  The uncertainty of the figures is the fact that it's not always certain exactly when the desktop/Ff is ready, as sometimes clicking on an app/link doesn't always work first time.  So it could be as short as around 2:30. (My stopwatch said 2:40.)

At this point no startups have been disabled.

Matt

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Linux Support / Re: Can I Remove Startup Applications
« on: October 17, 2018, 06:19:10 am »
Hi,

File uploaded to:

http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=72468698785760116934

Matt

PS The 'Notification' for this thread doesn't seem to work.

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Linux Support / Re: Can I Remove Startup Applications
« on: October 14, 2018, 08:23:14 pm »
My apologies for taking so long to respond.

Blame:
         22.176s grub-common.service
         22.091s apport.service
         22.059s ondemand.service
         21.981s speech-dispatcher.service
         16.080s dev-sda1.device
         15.732s ModemManager.service
         15.267s irqbalance.service
         14.876s lightdm.service
          9.701s plymouth-quit-wait.service
          8.991s apparmor.service
          7.427s systemd-logind.service
          7.108s gpu-manager.service
          7.086s rsyslog.service
          7.084s pppd-dns.service
          5.488s NetworkManager.service
          5.229s accounts-daemon.service
          3.767s console-setup.service
          3.701s polkitd.service
          2.465s thermald.service
          2.417s keyboard-setup.service
          2.376s upower.service
          2.153s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
          1.989s systemd-udevd.service

Critical-chain:
graphical.target @41.463s
??lightdm.service @26.550s +14.876s
  ??systemd-user-sessions.service @25.941s +423ms
    ??basic.target @19.090s
      ??sockets.target @19.090s
        ??snapd.socket @19.075s +8ms
          ??sysinit.target @18.954s
            ??swap.target @18.953s
              ??dev-disk-by\x2duuid-199a51c1\x2ddb70\x2d4643\x2d85ca\x2dfcf0695e
                ??dev-disk-by\x2duuid-199a51c1\x2ddb70\x2d4643\x2d85ca\x2dfcf069

Does this help?

Matt

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Linux Support / Re: Can I Remove Startup Applications
« on: October 08, 2018, 06:49:32 pm »
Hi,  Thanks.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Accessibility Profile Manager Indicator
Backup Monitor
Certificate and Key Storage
Desktop Sharing
Files
GNOME Software
GSettings Data Conversion
Indicator Application
Mount Helper
Network
Onboard
Orca screen reader
Personal File Sharing (Launch Bluetooth ObexPush sharing if enabled)
Personal File Sharing (Launch Personal File Sharing if enabled)
PolicyKit Authentication Agent
PulseAudio Sound System
Secret Storage Service
SSH Key Agent
Update Notifier
User folders update
Zeitgeist Datahub

The laptop is only used for simple stuff, such as web browsing, and all updating is disabled (for reasons I won't bother going into here).

The system takes over two minutes to boot up and into Firefox.  The first minute of that is a blank screen before seeing anything.

Matt

80
Linux Support / Can I Remove Startup Applications
« on: October 06, 2018, 08:46:54 pm »
Hi,

I have some 20 or so startup applications and I need to know if I can 'uncheck' any of them to allow faster boot up, etc.

(Incidentally, does 'unchecking' them mean that they will stay in the Startup App Pref screen and just not startup so that I can 'check' them again in the future?  I haven't attempted to do anything yet as I am unsure whether they will 'disappear'!)

Matt

81
Linux Support / Wifi Not Recognised After Suspend
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:46:36 am »
Hi,

My wife's laptop, which has Ubuntu on, has been working fine, albeit slowly.  Due to it's slow speed, I suggested putting it in suspend mode, rather than turning it off, (just periodically rebooting).  This has worked.  I have just installed a new router and, as I did with the first one, had trouble getting the wifi to connect.  I have now got that working.  However, what I have now found is that after putting the laptop in suspend mode, when turning on, the wifi does not see the router and therefore no wifi is available.  The only solution I have found is to reboot the machine.

Does anyone know why this is happening with the new router but not the old one, and if there is any way of fixing it.  (Rebooting would not be a problem if it didn't take around 5minutes or so to boot up.  For her to get into her e-mails/facebook etc. takes around 10 minutes.)

Ububntu 16.04 (the laptop is an older one).

Matt

82
Linux Support / Re: Ubuntu Software unavailable
« on: July 21, 2018, 07:45:48 pm »
After entering the code (and password), I got "Reading package lists... Done"

Is this what you were expecting?

83
Linux Support / Re: Computers Specifically for Linux
« on: July 21, 2018, 11:58:57 am »
Thanks arochester.  However, most of them are way above the price range that I was hoping for.  What I would be happy with is second hand, slightly old, in-installed laptops (/desktops) that I could install myself for my friends.

84
Linux Support / Re: Ubuntu Software unavailable
« on: July 21, 2018, 11:40:40 am »
Before I try this, will this command update Ubuntu to the latest version?

If so, I don't want it to, because, when I installed the latest version before (18.??, I think) it screwed up - on both laptops.  The only way I could get it to work was to install 16.04 and disable all the updates.

85
Linux Support / Re: Ubuntu Software unavailable
« on: July 20, 2018, 03:44:38 pm »
Hi,

In addition to the above (which I noticed unfortunately no one seemed to have any suggestions for), my wife's laptop, which I also installed U16.04 on, has the same problem.  When trying to access the Ubuntu Software, all I get is the message "No application data found".  The internet connection is fine.

Please, any suggestions?

Matt

86
Linux Support / Computers Specifically for Linux
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:12:47 am »
Hi.

One of the points that is made quite frequently when there is advice given with regards to installing Linux is to avoid installing it on a system previously created for the Windows environment.  Does anyone know of suppliers of systems - specifically laptops - that I can contact with regards to Linux compatibility?  I help users with basic problems with their computers, and most of them have a problem due to the complexity of Windows and problems with updates.  I would like to 'convert' them to a system that is better suited to them, and that generally seems to be a Linus distro.  As long as the desk/laptop is cheap enough, I am happy to do all the work for them and then give it to them.  So far, I have been unable to find a source of systems that is not dedicated to either Windows or iOS.  FYI, I'm in the Essex, UK area, if that helps.

Matt

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Linux Support / Ubuntu Software unavailable
« on: July 01, 2018, 03:09:27 pm »
Hi.  I'm new here; and relatively new to linux.

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my daughter's relatively old laptop.  Everything seems to be working OK (albeit, perhaps a little slow) except that, when I click on the 'Ubuntu Software' there is nothing available.  When I first installed it, I turned off the updates, etc. (partly because I had a problem with installing it on an identical unit of mine - and the only way to cure it was to install and turn off updates).  I thought this might be the reason for the lack of software, so I turned some of the updates on and it seemed to work.  However, it has now stopped and there is no software available again.

Has anyone got any suggestions, and is there any other info that might make things clearer?

Matt

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