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LinuxLite 4.0 - VGA Card takes 30 more seconds to inicialize

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  • MEMORY: 12Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: OnBoard crap :-b
Hi, all is working and looking great so far, except for this delay seemingly related to the time it takes the video card to inicialize.

I have a HP Pavilion-dv7t-4100 notebook:
Intel i7 with 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD

In lspci the vga card shows> [AMD/ATI] Madison [Mobility Radeon HD 5650/5750 / 6530M/6550M]

The same notebook with Lite 3.8 would take a total of about 17 seconds to boot up

Now in Lite 4.0 takes about 50.

After a little playing around with systemd-analyze, dmesg, etc

I found out that if I change this line in grub:


 to:     GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="radeon.modeset=0""

I "get back" those extra 30 seconds...

(but it seems that the video card is not accelerated with this option enabled)

I don't know how the Lite 3.8 handled the Video Card... but if I could just make Lite 4.0 deal with the card the previous way ... may be I could make it boot faster.

This is what I get if I issue the command: dmesg | grep radeon

dmesg | grep radeon
[    4.427994] [drm] radeon kernel modesetting enabled.
[    4.428141] fb: switching to radeondrmfb from VESA VGA
[    4.429269] radeon 0000:01:00.0: VRAM: 1024M 0x0000000000000000 - 0x000000003FFFFFFF (1024M used)
[    4.429274] radeon 0000:01:00.0: GTT: 1024M 0x0000000040000000 - 0x000000007FFFFFFF
[    4.429441] [drm] radeon: 1024M of VRAM memory ready
[    4.429442] [drm] radeon: 1024M of GTT memory ready.
[    4.463948] [drm] radeon: dpm initialized
[    4.467027] [drm] enabling PCIE gen 2 link speeds, disable with radeon.pcie_gen2=0
[    4.488005] radeon 0000:01:00.0: WB enabled
[    4.488012] radeon 0000:01:00.0: fence driver on ring 0 use gpu addr 0x0000000040000c00 and cpu addr 0x000000008d69b640
[    4.488017] radeon 0000:01:00.0: fence driver on ring 3 use gpu addr 0x0000000040000c0c and cpu addr 0x000000000303539b
[    4.488744] radeon 0000:01:00.0: fence driver on ring 5 use gpu addr 0x000000000005c418 and cpu addr 0x000000000419b92b
[    4.488754] radeon 0000:01:00.0: radeon: MSI limited to 32-bit
[    4.488840] radeon 0000:01:00.0: radeon: using MSI.
[    4.488894] [drm] radeon: irq initialized.
[    5.404166] [drm] radeon atom DIG backlight initialized
[    6.300528] fbcon: radeondrmfb (fb0) is primary device
[    6.300767] radeon 0000:01:00.0: fb0: radeondrmfb frame buffer device
[    6.387026] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.50.0 20080528 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 0
[   64.483228] Modules linked in: ccm binfmt_misc uvcvideo videobuf2_vmalloc videobuf2_memops videobuf2_v4l2 snd_hda_codec_idt btusb videobuf2_core btrtl snd_hda_codec_generic snd_hda_codec_hdmi btbcm arc4 btintel videodev iwldvm snd_hda_intel bluetooth snd_hda_codec mac80211 media snd_hda_core intel_powerclamp snd_hwdep coretemp ecdh_generic snd_pcm kvm snd_seq_midi irqbypass snd_seq_midi_event intel_cstate iwlwifi snd_rawmidi hp_wmi input_leds joydev snd_seq sparse_keymap wmi_bmof serio_raw snd_seq_device i7core_edac snd_timer cfg80211 snd hp_accel mei_me soundcore shpchp mei lpc_ich lis3lv02d input_polldev mac_hid sch_fq_codel parport_pc ppdev lp parport ip_tables x_tables autofs4 btrfs xor zstd_compress raid6_pq dm_mirror dm_region_hash dm_log radeon i2c_algo_bit ttm drm_kms_helper syscopyarea sysfillrect

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance


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