[kwlug-disc] Decrease boot time

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 21:12:49 EST 2009

Press F2 to see boot messages

Don't press F2 if you don't care

That would make everyone happy

Maybe we should push for that standard

On 12/18/09, Lori Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com> wrote:
> I like seeing boot messages too, but seriously there is no real
> information there.  If you've seen it once, you've seen it all. Unless
> something goes wrong with your system, or you are in a development
> environment, it is all just geek porn.
> I don't think an unnatural interest in the contents of syslog is a
> pre-req for being a friend and/or user of open source.  Is the GPL is
> threatened by  attractive slash screens?  If the cognoscenti want to
> watch boot messages sail by at an unreadable rate, then they know where
> to turn off the prettiness. GPL guarantees that.
> On Fri, 2009-12-18 at 18:38 -0500, Chris Frey wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 02:57:12PM -0800, Raul Suarez wrote:
>> > Some people feel uncomfortable in a geeky environment and a screen
>> > with boot messages feels geeky to them. Of course to us geeks it's cool
>> > but othe people get put off by that.
>> I can understand that, and I believe there are lots of hidden influences
>> that are not obvious to those making the decisions.  Being aware of such
>> influences can help improve things in the long run, whether we're talking
>> about programming, or running a Fortune 500 company.
>> It was more the persistent attitude of some folks that "Linux is ugly AND
>> bad" that I was responding to.  I see no reason to force them into the
>> Linux fold if they are unwilling.  A boot up screen may not convince them.
>> And to respond to the actual topic: I like seeing the boot messages, but
>> being able to quickly hit ESC to see what's going on is a nice
>> alternative too.
>> - Chris
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