Re: [dev] fast-booting to text editor

From: David Tweed <>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:18:12 +0000

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 6:46 PM, Peter John Hartman
<> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 06:21:54PM +0000, David Tweed wrote:
>> it. However, my experience is that linux is not particuarly snappy
>> booting from a hibernate image, partly because there's so many
>> programs that want to be paged back in and partly because it needs to
>> still slowly start up any hardware it can find on the machine.
> booting from hibernate is perfectly fast nowadays.

Just tried an experiment using an ubuntu distribution that I HAVEN'T
trimmed down on the target hardware. To boot to the standard desktop
using dwm as wm took 50s. Without starting any other programs and
immediately hibernating, a restart from hibernate image takes 37s to
get to the password unlock screen.(I can get rid of the need for a
password, but I don't imagine that particular program contributed much
to the restart time).

Many thanks for the suggestion about mincore Yoshi: I'd heard about
Damn Small Linux, but not mincore which seems like a good option to
experiment with.

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