For last few months I have been seeing this very annoying bug of VLC where the navigation strip hangs while video keeps playing in background. Its very annoying when I quickly want to go through any video, since I cannot see the progress.So on Ubuntu I have installed SMPlayer. It may nt be as good as VLC but at least it works!!!
Friday, June 30, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
I'm stuck there though. But again my laptop is five year old Lenovo with Pentium D 2.1GHz processor and 2GB of RAM and a 320GB SATA HDD, so maybe that's the best it can do!
So I went through disabling a number of unwanted services and removing few more programs/utilities and finally got the boot time down from 57sec to 32Sec.
Recently I was noticing slow start-up on my laptop. It has Ubuntu 16.10. It comes with systemd. I had a number of programs collected through almost one year of use.So I first went through Synaptic and removed the ones not required any more. This helped to some extent. Systemd has a nice tool called systemd-analyze that gives you a clear picture of all that's happening with your system at start-up. So using systemd-analyze critical-path, systemd-analyze blame, and systemd-analyze plot > plot.svg, I got loads of information about the bunch of things that are making the start-up slow.