Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

My machine is taking ages to get from the login screen after booting to actually showing the gnome desktop (as in, over a minute). It seems as though it is just waiting for a long period of that time . This has been a problem for a long time. The bootchart is available - any ideas on what is causing this? (Also on superuser)

share|improve this question
    
Mine too. Is it because of the capacity of RAM or the CPU? –  Andre Dec 7 '10 at 7:55
    
I have 4GB of RAM and a Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @1.83GHz. Surely that's reasonable? –  David Fraser Dec 7 '10 at 8:46
    
this is a mystery we are all trying to solve (me included). disabling compiz and loading it after the desktop loads does speed it up a bit, but i stopped doing that when I realized that it also seems to have something to do with gconf, and quite honestly I don't want to start compiz when I log in every time :P –  RolandiXor Dec 7 '10 at 14:29
    
Should we point it out for the One Hundred Papercuts Project? –  Andre Dec 8 '10 at 5:48
    
I don't think this is a papercut - it could have multiple causes for different users, and they aren't all necessarily easy to solve –  David Fraser Dec 8 '10 at 12:48

1 Answer 1

Have you tried creating/logging in with a diffent user account?
Can you verify that the same delay happens for all the user accounts?

Perhaps you could try to delete all the ~/.gnome* files and folders in order to be re-created from scratch.

You will lose of course all of your personal settings, but i think it deserves a chance..

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.