Booting too slow Zorin lite 15.3 and won't shutt down

Hi I don't now if this computer for 2009 isn't quite compatible this is my second time under Zorin. My First version was 12 . Now I've recently installed lite 15.3 and it takes at least 50 seconds to boot. (this is after installing some programs and updates)
Also It won't turn off. I don't know if it is a problem in my Bios settings.

           Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 Distro: Zorin OS 15.3
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: MICRO-STAR model: G31TM-P21 (MS-7529) v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: V4.7 date: 07/28/2010
CPU:       Dual core Pentium E5300 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1294 MHz 1: 1217 MHz 2: 1294 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.8 )
           drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1360x768@60.02hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G33 version: 1.4 Mesa 20.0.8
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.4.0-90-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL810xE PCIE Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (32.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HD322HJ size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 31G used: 9.8G (34%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 108G used: 83G (81%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.41GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 181 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 1234.0/3926.4MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56 

TPM and secure boot disabled ?

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I will check again. But I don't think I have any of that. My BIOS is from2008. I have desable the flash usb option (that is the only secure seccion). I will check back and return . what is the meaning of TMP (maybe I have it under a different name)

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Trusted Platform Module (TPM)technology is designed to provide hardware-based, security-related functions. A TPM chip is a secure crypto-processor that is designed to carry out cryptographic operations.

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Thank you very much for telling me I don't think I have that (I tell you later). I only have Virtualization option which I enable because I use virtual machine.

In other words... It is a backdoor that grants Microsoft full access to your computer.


Hi I checked my BIOS I dont have either of that.

Ps: is there a mobile version for this forum?. It gets a bit difficult to operate from a mobile phone.

Here there's more info about my computer,regarding HDD partitions. And some snap things I don't know if they're supposed to be there.

loop0 7:0 0 260,7M 1 loop /snap/kde-frameworks-5-core18/32
loop1 7:1 0 42,8M 1 loop /snap/pdf2go/50
loop2 7:2 0 55,5M 1 loop /snap/core18/2253
loop3 7:3 0 147,8M 1 loop /snap/chromium/1827
loop4 7:4 0 8,9M 1 loop /snap/pdfmixtool/864
loop5 7:5 0 98M 1 loop /snap/pyqt5-runtime-lite/4
loop6 7:6 0 42,2M 1 loop /snap/snapd/14066
loop7 7:7 0 65,2M 1 loop /snap/gtk-common-themes/1519
loop8 7:8 0 164,8M 1 loop /snap/gnome-3-28-1804/161
loop9 7:9 0 128,3M 1 loop /snap/deepin-voice-recorder/1
loop10 7:10 0 4K 1 loop /snap/bare/5
loop11 7:11 0 22,6M 1 loop /snap/jpg2pdf/26
loop12 7:12 0 91,5M 1 loop /snap/amparepdftoimage/1
loop13 7:13 0 99,4M 1 loop /snap/core/11993
sda 8:0 0 298,1G 0 disk
├─sda1 8:1 0 31G 0 part /
├─sda2 8:2 0 152,6G 0 part
├─sda3 8:3 0 4,1G 0 part [SWAP]
├─sda4 8:4 0 110,5G 0 part /home
└─sda5 8:5 0 1M 0 part
sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom

Snap can slow boot time down. If you are not using any snap packages, you can remove it. (Removing Snap is the first thing I do)
Check if using any snaps:

snap list

If you do not recognize anything as something you installed then it is safe to remove:

sudo apt remove --purge snapd

You might also:

systemctl disable NetworkManager-wait-online.service

That service is for Ubuntu Server. It's probably not something you need unless you are running a Server...

Shut Down of Computer:

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system.conf

Change #DefaultTimeoutStopSec=90s to DefaultTimeoutStopSec=4s being sure to remove the hashtag.
Ctrl+x to exit, then y to say yes to save then enter key to save.


Thank you very much for your reply I realized now that I installed those apps related to snap from the software manager , and I wasn't adviced (I think). If there were any better and clasic way (I mean from synaptic or something alike) to install chromium and those pdf apps I will remove snap. Which I don't like same as flatpack. Do you know if there is?

It is may main concern not having such a structure in my computer, more than the booting time at this point (by the way I run Linux Mint in my main computer, and i think they are against supporting snap).

I wonder why I didn't see before they were going to be installed under snap

Will remove that network thing .. thanks.

PS : regarding shutting down my computer (sorry for the wrong expression English isn't my main language) I think I was able to fix it by changing something in the Bios. (I don't remember what now)

Command line in terminal.
It always works since 1980's (I started from DOS V).

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oh! thank you so much!! :grinning: do you know if I can do the same for the PDF apps?

Now I saw it "snaps shop" , such a small leter! :frowning:

So as MXLiInux.
The main reason I selected those 2 distros for my contingency plan - just in case Zorin disappears in future.

MXLiInux is also not using systemD which slows down everything :frowning:


I recommend Master PDF 4.
You can download it from here.

At the opening, it will always ask you to upgrade to the latest version 5.
Do not take it. It is a paid version and you will lose the ability to edit files unless you purchase it.

I recommend using gdebi to install .deb files.
It will tell you if there is any dependency issues.

sudo apt install gdebi

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And old friend from the old fromu Suffarfendor (or something alike) once told me systemD (which I bareliy undstand it) could be dangerous regarding security issues.

here is the screen shoot sorry it is spanish

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thank you!

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Dreaded SNAP :expressionless:

If you want to avoid this accidental installation of SNAS apps, one volunteer @Storm wrote a great tutorial how to remove SNAP from Zorin:

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Wonder if I could the same with "time out start" ?