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Re: what did hwinfo do to my machine?

Stan Hoeppner wrote:
On 6/3/2012 11:05 PM, Dan B. wrote:
After I ran hwinfo (to detect a modem), my machine runs very slowly at
the beginning of booting.

You did something else also.  The hwinfo manpage says nothing about
running at boot, so I assume it has nothing to do with this.

Something is running at boot that wasn't before, and is slowing down the
boot process.  Look at your dmesg output and your grub command line to
see what it may be.

Did you really read my message?

I didn't say that hwinfo was running at boot.  I said that I ran hwinfo,
and after than, the beginning booting has been slow.

Also, I wrote:
> GRUB takes about 8 seconds between displaying the the "Welcome to GRUB!"
> text and the "error: fd0 read error." text...

That's before the Linux kernel is even involved, so how would dmesg be
related?  In fact, that's before the contents of a GRUB command line have
any effect, so that's not related either.


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