robgriff444
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Re: Slow start to Budgie desktop with new Ryzen UEFI MBD

Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:10 am

Oh well, I guess I'm all on my own here....... :?

Anyway, I'm using sleep mode for everyday use so I've got around it, I'll keep updating my BIOS regularly just in case, and wait for upstream updates for something to hopefully fix this.

robgriff444
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Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:49 pm

Re: Slow start to Budgie desktop with new Ryzen UEFI MBD

Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:23 pm

I've kind of solved it - it's my DVD which is known to have a problem with udev:

This is from an Arch forum, I spent a few hours reading and trying things and my conclusion is that this is authentic (and when I disconnected my DVD it booted super-fast as i would expect):
I've got one of those Samsung SH-223C drives and they are a pain because they don't like the 16-byte pass-through commands that udev uses (search your logs for >"IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE" errors). The fix has been posted here several times: Add

options libata atapi_passthru16=0 force=5:udma5
to /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf, add

FILES="/etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf"
to /etc/mkinitcpio.conf, rebuild the kernel image with mkinitcpio and reboot.
I would like to be able to re-build the kernel to check / solve this but I can't find out how so I've added a bug report https://dev.solus-project.com/T5762 and as it's only me I may just buy a new DVD, and in the meantime I use sleep so it's not really a bother.

robgriff444
Posts: 36
Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:49 pm

Re: Slow start to Budgie desktop with new Ryzen UEFI MBD and Samsung DVD

Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:11 pm

I've finally got a new DVD drive so the problem is no more.....

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