After logging in, startup takes a very long time.

Asked by Pjjanak on 2007-03-30

Using feisty beta, after having installed it on a fresh partition, and using my old /home partition as this installation's /home partition, startup takes a very long time.

The splash screen will come up and the Nautilus icon appears and hangs for about 5 minutes. Then the rest of the programs in my "session" are loaded.

I am trying to speed up this process, as it has never happened in any other distribution. Deleting configuration files doesn't seem to solve much, though I could be deleting the wrong ones (.gnome, .gnome2, .gconf, .gconfd). No changes.

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Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #1

Are you talking about the startup to get to the login screen, or the startup after you login ?


Pjjanak (pjjanak) said : #2

The startup after I log in.

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #3

You could try it with a user that doesn't have history in the profile, to see if it is something that is in your profile and see if you want to reduce the things that get automatically started when you login

Pjjanak (pjjanak) said : #4

The thing is, none of my scripts load until after the splash screen goes away, so it's something before the stuff I have it load.

However, loading a failsafe GNOME session will start the computer quick just like normal. I don't know what I need to get rid of in order to make it load like a failsafe session. Any suggestions?

Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) said : #5

Try doing it with kdm. There is a bug filed about this. It loads quickly using kdm, but takes a long time using gdm. Even a brand new user with no history takes a while to load IF that's the first user to log in. If you log out and log into a test user, it's fine. It's only the first person to log in after boot who will have it slow. At least, that's how it's happening on my computer.

Shameer (puri-shameer) said : #6

we can use gnome-session-properties .. and can use gconf-editor to reduce the number of applications which start and some special things which reduce the speed of loading ...

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