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    Hi I have a Xubuntu installation and it boots up very slowly. Here is the output from dmesg as attached.

    (Sorry, it is not possible paste here since the website says I have pictures in it!)

    Would you please tell me what is causing the delay? Thank you.

    Best regards,
    Tony.
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    Hi and Welcome !

    Post your machine's specs here.
    Execute this
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    sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    free
    Post output here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Hi and Welcome !

    Post your machine's specs here.
    Execute this
    Code:
    sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    free
    Post output here.
    Hi thank you for your reply. Here are the out puts:

    1. sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M]

    2. grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Driver "kbd"
    Driver "mouse"
    Driver "synaptics"

    3. free
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 1423984 499904 924080 0 14592 282996
    -/+ buffers/cache: 202316 1221668
    Swap: 2996112 0 2996112

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    You have to install ATI Proprietary Driver. Which version of Xubuntu are you using? Is there any Hardware Drivers option in Menu?
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    Hi I have the driver installed and it is being used. I have configured the xorg.conf via the software came with the driver: aticonfig

    The grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf output looks like this:

    Driver "kbd"
    Driver "mouse"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Driver "fglrx"
    Driver "fglrx"

    This has been installed from the beginning but when I do a reset of the x server the settings will look like the one I posted above. Sorry for the wrong post.

    would you please tell me what does this has to do with the slow boot?

    I found that the system hangs for a very long time after the message: Starting MTA

    can you please tell me how to stop the MTA from loading in the beginning?

    Also what is the problem here:

    [ 903.330981] ata3.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
    [ 903.331007] ata3.00: cmd a0/00:00:00:08:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 tag 0 pio 8 in
    [ 903.331010] cdb 25 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    [ 903.331014] res 40/00:03:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 Emask 0x4 (timeout)
    [ 903.331024] ata3.00: status: { DRDY }
    [ 908.363046] ata3: port is slow to respond, please be patient (Status 0xd0)
    [ 913.339229] ata3: device not ready (errno=-16), forcing hardreset
    [ 913.339241] ata3: soft resetting link
    [ 913.863981] ata3.00: configured for UDMA/33
    [ 913.864004] ata3: EH complete
    [ 3931.579258] ata3.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
    [ 3931.579288] ata3.00: cmd a0/00:00:00:08:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 tag 0 pio 8 in
    [ 3931.579291] cdb 25 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    [ 3931.579295] res 40/00:03:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 Emask 0x4 (timeout)
    [ 3931.579304] ata3.00: status: { DRDY }
    [ 3936.610204] ata3: port is slow to respond, please be patient (Status 0xd0)
    [ 3941.590370] ata3: device not ready (errno=-16), forcing hardreset
    [ 3941.590379] ata3: soft resetting link
    [ 3942.114148] ata3.00: configured for UDMA/33
    [ 3942.114183] ata3: EH complete


    thank you for your help.

    cheers,
    Tony.

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