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Slow booting

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Ok, so we all know the boot sequence like the back of our hand. We see it every time we load up our computers, though some like to hide it, so anyway, one thing that always annoys me is the time it takes to get a DHCP address from my router, if I do at all.
I know that I can't help how long my router takes to respond but what I could do is background the process.
Is there a way of doing that? So that it looks for a signal in the background, say while it loads up GDM or the next few process's?

Or even better, I often have to reboot on my laptop, cause it saves battery leaving it off, and often I dont have a connection. So can there be a way that it times out quicker?

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Well, upstart might be

Well, upstart might be something for you. As far as I've read it can start processes parallel and has dependancies by which it decides if it has to wait for another process to start up before starting another.
If I remember correctly it's supposed to be part of the next release of Ubuntu.

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I thought upstart was in

I thought upstart was in Ubuntu Edgy already. I didn't notice any difference though nor did I dig into it much to see what's the fuss..

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Cool I will look into this

Cool I will look into this when home Laughing out loud Will try and get Edgy on my iBook. Currently it runs Dapper...

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I don't actually know which

I don't actually know which release, would have to look it up in the Linux Magazine. Could be Edgy of course.

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static IP

Give yourself a static IP instead of using DHCP.

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