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    Usplash Is in Karmic?

    I know xsplash replaced usplash, but when on installs ubuntu-desktop in karmic, it installs usplash as a dependency. Huh? I'm a little confused.
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    Re: Usplash Is in Karmic?

    No devs have an answer to this?
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    Re: Usplash Is in Karmic?

    I had the same question but read in another thread that the usplash is there just because the boot isn't fast enough to jump to xsplash right away so there has to be something that looks more representable before the xsplash kick in - in this case the ubunut logo before the xsplash starts...

    I was quite disappointed by that because I was looking forward to the xplash themes and so on. Hopefully this should be solved(and usplash removed) in the next release of ubuntu.

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    Re: Usplash Is in Karmic?

    Thanks, Ray(), but I'm concerned about RAOF's response:
    The goal is to eventually only load usplash in exceptional circumstances: when fsck kicks in, or when you need to enter a passphrase for your encrypted partition before X can start.

    My understanding is that usplash is currently unconditionally enabled because the boot process isn't yet quite fast enough to skip straight to X. As I understand it, a Lucid goal is to have boot fast enough to not use usplash in the common case (and thus speed boot up a bit more ).
    Why is the boot so slow as to require usplash? I understand the discussions happening elsewhere in the fora about boot times, mainly because I'm part of them, and the connection to upstart and grub2; but, still...
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    Re: Usplash Is in Karmic?

    I don't understand it either... In my case the usplash is visible for like 75% of the boot time, then I see the nice xsplash but just for a few seconds before the login screen shows up. It would have been better if they left there just the usplash when it takes so much time to load everything necessary to show the xsplash :-/ Btw doesn't this whole procedure slow down the whole boot process? I haven't seen any comparison between ubuntu 9.10 and 9.04 boot times.

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    Re: Usplash Is in Karmic?

    From what I've gathered in discussions with others is the Jaunty vs. Karmic boot-time comparisons are faulted because Jaunty only measures from kernel choice in grub to login screen, whereas Karmic measures from kernel choice in grub2 to "usable desktop."
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    Re: Usplash Is in Karmic?

    Something semi-related. Once I removed Ubuntu One, Couch Desktop and CouchDB(?) and all references to it my boot time decreased considerably. Just removing Ubuntu One generated an error list 20 lines long on boot.

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    Re: Usplash Is in Karmic?

    Hmm... interesting. I hadn't thought about UbuntuOne being installed by default in Karmic. I knew it was, just hadn't put 2-and-2 together. As far as CouchDB goes, I'm not sure why it's installed at all. Perhaps someone could fill me in?
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    Re: Usplash Is in Karmic?

    Thanks for the suggestion, I tried using ubuntu one - why not I thought. It's always nice to share data between multiple computers in a convenient manner but after trying it, it never showed me any uploaded files. It always said something like "ubuntu one finished synchronization" but when I went to the ubuntu one website and logged in no files showed. Probably my mistake didn't have time to get into it - just simply don't need it.

    I read that couch DB and couch desktop is a system and database for storing application data in one place - do I understand it correctly that they want to share application settings, data, etc using ubuntu one?

    And more importantly is it safe to remove or do I get a long error list on boot as well?

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    Re: Usplash Is in Karmic?

    Quote Originally Posted by pootan View Post
    Something semi-related. Once I removed Ubuntu One, Couch Desktop and CouchDB(?) and all references to it my boot time decreased considerably. Just removing Ubuntu One generated an error list 20 lines long on boot.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray() View Post
    And more importantly is it safe to remove or do I get a long error list on boot as well?
    I just removed all couchdb and ubuntuone references from my lappie and rebooted. Boot seemed a little quicker, but I'm using ureadahead from a PPA to try and speed up my system, so it'll take a couple more reboots to double-check the bootcharts. I was greeted with aptitude wanting to remove a lot of stuff after I uninstalled couchdb/ubuntuone, but nothing I seemed to need.

    Something else which is strange; as of right now, my network connection is flying. I wonder if some of the networking issues related to Karmic may be UbuntuOne related...
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