I installed Netrunner 17.03 around a week ago and so far I am happy with it. but I noticed that compared to other distros I was using before the boot time is slow.
here it is.
systemd-analyze Startup finished in 3.707s (firmware) + 5.715s (loader) + 2.873s (kernel) + 28.033s (userspace) = 40.329s
Usually my boot up time is less than 10s (tried on Manjaro(kde, xfce, cinnamon, gnome), Ubuntu(mate, gnome), mint (kde, cinnamon)).
Here is detailed output of the previous command
systemd-analyze blame 15.106s nmbd.service 11.775s NetworkManager-wait-online.service 3.012s iio-sensor-proxy.service 283ms dev-sda4.device 269ms upower.service 197ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-94D1\x2d4AFB.service 182ms media-sevadah-SharedData.mount 149ms networking.service 140ms quota.service 132ms NetworkManager.service 129ms systemd-timesyncd.service 123ms keyboard-setup.service 105ms ModemManager.service 102ms accounts-daemon.service 98ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-0535dbbe\x2d317b\x2d40f3\x2db71f\x2dccb37b78705a.service 93ms smbd.service 92ms systemd-modules-load.service 92ms systemd-journald.service 85ms systemd-udevd.service 81ms virtualbox.service 68ms systemd-udev-trigger.service 55ms bluetooth.service 54ms lm-sensors.service
Seems, that processes nmbd.service & NetworkManager-wait-online.service take around 20s and are the most time consuming ones.
I did a little research in the web and as far as I understood nmbd.service is related to Samba, which I dont use. Also I am running Netrunner on the laptop, so I guess I dont need
ModemManager.service. Am I right?
I use my laptop at home and on the lab at the university, wher I do connect it to a network printer via AppSocket / HPLaserjet option in the Printers settings. So I am not sure do I need Samba for this?
How safe it would be disabling/removing Samba? Would it affect other utilities in the system?
If it is safe, can you please help me to properly disable/remove it. (Sure I can do it via Synaptic package manager, but I am not sure is it right thing to do).
Also on the login I see these massages on the screen, I guess it is also related to the network management (sorry for the low quality picture)
Thank you in advance,
P.S. thank for the great distro, I hope will finally stop distro hopping and settle with Netrunner
P.P.S. as I am new I am not sure if this is the correct place to post the tread, please feel free to change it to appropriate section.