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

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" ?

No... that doesn't exist...

sorry I ment "DefaultTimeOutStarsec"

PS: after I removed de hashtag the file is like this: imagen
did I do it ok?

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Looks good.

Ah, ok. This one is one you really do not want to go under 60 seconds on, as it may not allow enough time for the systemd processes.
That is not, as you can tell, a wait time on boot.


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