Originally Posted by Mega Man X
Are you using some desktop effects of any kind? Because at least for me, in Ubuntu, Gnome with effects on takes a couple of extra seconds to start, so I disable it (besides, I found it ratter buggy and pointless).
You are also using a Nvidia card. Do you get the Nvidia logo when X starts? If you do, you could disable it by adding this line under Section "Device" on you xorg file:
Yes, I am using gnome effects, but I'm only timing bootup till the login screen.
I was getting the nvidia splash screen, and your line did disable it, but it has not decreased the boot time (or maybe decreased it by 0.5s, I could not tell).
, X was still working under the ServerFlags option, but again no improvement in startup time.
With the UseEdid flag, I just got a blank black screen (powered).
Here is what happens when X is trying to start during bootup:
4 s black screen (powered)
2 s black screen (unpowerd)
2 s nvidia splash screen and gdm login menu.