From boot to Gnome session.... slooow (Silverblue)

Hi !

I do feel in general a slow Gnome experience with Fedora Silverblue.
Hardware: Dell Inspiron 5485, 32Gb RAM, CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3500 , Video AMD Radeon 5Gb HDD.

Fedora Silverblue 37 from hard boot to GDM until active Gnome Session is about 100 to 150 seconds long. In comparison Windows 10 boots from scratch (full hard reboot into a new session) in less than 30 sec…

Early steps take whatever they need to take (kernel, initramfs,…)
systemd-analyze blame is satisfactory

The most wastefull is from:

  • End of plymouth to GDM login screen: 15-30 sec
  • From GDM screen logged to active Gnome Desktop Session: 20-30 sec

I do not use Gnome Extensions at present: they tend to slow even more boot time

Do you experience something similar ? About 1m45 to 2m30 for consistant boot time ?

sudo systemd-analyze critical-chain @52.347s
└─ @52.346s
  └─plymouth-quit-wait.service @29.575s +22.770s
    └─systemd-user-sessions.service @29.517s +49ms
      └─ @29.509s
        └─ @29.509s
          └─ @22.993s
            └─gssproxy.service @22.618s +373ms
              └─ @22.610s
                └─wpa_supplicant.service @24.029s +451ms
                  └─dbus-broker.service @13.505s +2.444s
                    └─dbus.socket @13.380s
                      └─ @13.373s
                        └─systemd-resolved.service @12.576s +795ms
                          └─systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service @12.388s +171ms
                            └─import-state.service @12.240s +144ms
                              └─ @12.237s
                                └─run-user-1000-gvfs.mount @33.127s
                                  └─run-user-1000.mount @30.991s
                                    └─ @12.223s
                                      └─lvm2-monitor.service @4.207s +3.603s
                                        └─dm-event.socket @4.187s

Do you experience something similar

You’re booting off of spinning disk HDD?

Hi @guiltydoggy

Laptop has a NVMe TOSHIBA 512GB HDD

I’am not sure I understood your question. Could you please elaborate ?

I was trying to clarify what your storage device is. “HDD” normally refers to a spinning hard drive. “SSD” is used to refer to solid state drives like NVMe.

What’s your output to lsblk -f?

I have a similar spec machine and it only takes ~600ms to just get to dm-event.socket, while yours takes >4s. Something is not right for sure.