Long Delay With v. 13.1

I just upgraded from v. 12.3 to v. 13.1 (64-bit) using the DVD method.

There is a long pause after I make my selection in the GRUB2 screen and before the appearance of the login screen. The pause is about 70 seconds! This problem already existed when I had v. 12.3 installed, and I just decided to put a stop to this.

Any ideas as to what could be causing such a long delay?

Install the package “systemd-analyze” if needed and have a look at the output of:

systemd-analyze blame

You can see then what service takes so long to start.

Do I have to add a special repository for downloading systemd-analyze? YaST2 → Software Management does not find it…

Should be in the regular repos. It may be part of another package so in search tick the box for provides

sometimes, as soon as you have started the boot process from grub, hit Esc.
you see boot messages, you may see the delay and message associated with it

Got it! It is part of the “systemd” package.

this is the output of systemd-analyze blame:

# systemd-analyze blame
         21.916s network.service
         20.843s network@eth0.service
          2.359s ntp.service
          2.134s systemd-udev-root-symlink.service
          2.124s cycle.service
          2.026s lvm2-activation-early.service
          1.832s kmod-static-nodes.service
          1.443s systemd-vconsole-setup.service
          1.185s systemd-modules-load.service
          1.144s systemd-remount-fs.service
          1.000s plymouth-start.service
           889ms systemd-udev-settle.service
           788ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
           626ms systemd-readahead-replay.service
           625ms systemd-readahead-collect.service
           624ms dev-hugepages.mount
           623ms dev-mqueue.mount
           623ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
           546ms lvm2-activation.service
           528ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2dST3500320AS_9QMAETGT\x2dpart3.service
           527ms ModemManager.service
           505ms avahi-daemon.service
           370ms console-kit-log-system-start.service
           370ms alsa-restore.service
           323ms user@1000.service
           304ms polkit.service
           294ms bluetooth.service
           270ms irq_balancer.service
           231ms systemd-hostnamed.service
           219ms plymouth-read-write.service
           196ms apparmor.service
           180ms NetworkManager-dispatcher.service
           166ms systemd-logind.service
           132ms rsyslog.service
           129ms rpcbind.service
           107ms xdm.service
           107ms wpa_supplicant.service
            83ms systemd-random-seed.service
            67ms systemd-sysctl.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
            53ms home.mount                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
            50ms console-kit-daemon.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
            32ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
            29ms rtkit-daemon.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
            26ms udisks2.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
            14ms systemd-udev-trigger.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
             5ms dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2dST3500320AS_9QMAETGT\x2dpart1.swap                                                                                                                                                                                                   
             4ms upower.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
             4ms systemd-update-utmp.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
             4ms systemd-user-sessions.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
             4ms rc-local.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
             3ms systemd-journal-flush.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
             3ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
             2ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
             2ms var-run.mount                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
             2ms systemd-readahead-done.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
             1ms systemd-udevd.service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
             1ms var-lock.mount                                

I am not much of an expert but there seems to be a problem with the network service. Any suggestions as to how to rectify the problem?

I’d suggest using kde’s network manager
try adding the loopback https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10573557/All_Network/Hostname.png

also disable IPv6

Yes, sorry.
In 12.3 it was an extra package…

Both the change hostname and assign hostname options are already checked.

AFAIK the above indicates ntp as the cause of the delay (my 2 cents)

Thanks for this. This is very cool.

yes traditional network makes this happen
switch to networkmanager solved for me on 5 pc’s.

And how did you do that? The suggestion by caf4926 did not bring anything new as I already have Change Hostname and Assign Hostname selected…

YaST->Network Devices->Network Settings->Global Options

Okay, I’ve gone there and selected User Controlled With NetworkManager. Added the appropriate widget to the panel. Rebooted. It did not make an iota of difference…

Just throwing this out. Since this is an upgrade could it have to do with the change of naming of the Net devices? Maybe some config (which does not change on an upgrade) may still use the old names and there is a timeout due to not finding the new before looking for the old.

Check the net cards in Yast and see if you are some new device names. If so edit the new one(s) and to point to the card/chip and remove the old

See the release doc for more info on the name convention change