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I updated my Xubuntu to XFCE 4.10. After that my first login after reboot takes up to several minutes.

How do I find out the culprit?

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what about the subsequent login? – Anwar Shah Sep 28 '12 at 5:30
You could also post your question at in the "Desktop Environments" section. – user25656 Sep 28 '12 at 10:36
You might be able to check some of the logs in /var/log to narrow down the issues. – Alex May 2 '13 at 18:28
+1 on the logs comment. More specifically: look at the timestamps in the logs to identify which line(s) are being logged with a great delay after preceding ones. – arielf May 31 '13 at 19:52

Bootchart can be a helpful tool in figuring this out, see:

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