How to fix dbus and shell prompt startup delays on SysVinit Debian 10
3 January 2020
After installing sysvinit on Debian Buster and rebooting, the startup pauses for a minute or two at
Starting system message bus.... And then, when you finally type your login and password and hit enter, bash also freezes for a minute before showing you a prompt.
To fix this, open
/etc/nsswitch.conf and find these lines:
passwd: files systemd group: files systemd
systemd and reboot.
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