How to speed up boot time on Linux if it boots slowly

My Linux computer was very slow to start up. It took approximately 4 minutes to get to the login prompt. Before performing any of the steps below, take a backup of the data on the computer. Also, you follow the steps below at your own risk. No one is responsible for whatever you do with … Continue reading How to speed up boot time on Linux if it boots slowly

Show hidden startup programs in Ubuntu

Aargh! The secrets of Ubuntu. Ubuntu by default has disabled the display of all the startup applications that should appear in the Startup Applications system menu. To display these programs, do the following in a terminal window: $ cd /etc/xdg/autostart <enter> $ sudo sed --in-place 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' *.desktop <enter> Now, when you go to Startup Applications, … Continue reading Show hidden startup programs in Ubuntu