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I'm running Xubuntu 11.04, the bootup-time is quite fast but when I log in it takes close to a minute before the desktop is displayed, meanwhile I see no activity on the hard drive. When I finally have the desktop I see this notification repeated 10 times:

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and then this one:

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In .config/autostart I have these entries

$ ls
xfce4-settings-helper-autostart.desktop

xfce4-clipman-plugin-autostart.desktop  xfce-panel.desktop

$ cat xfce-panel.desktop 
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=0.9.4
Type=Application
Name=xfce4-panel
Comment=
Exec=xfce4-panel
StartupNotify=false
Terminal=false
Hidden=false

I need some assistance to locate the slow startup, which logs to look at etc.

And then this annoying message about xfce-panel. Where do I look for from where it is started.

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Still wondering about this? Incidentally, I don't think you ought to have a desktop file for the panel, not in autostart or anywhere else. There should be no need to autostart it. –  Chan-Ho Suh Apr 23 '12 at 18:24
    
@Chan-HoSuh Problem fixed (a long time ago :-) Was due to a faulty cache. Removed the .cache folder and restarted. Problem fixed. –  Fredrik Pihl Apr 23 '12 at 19:41
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That's great! Do you mind putting an answer below and marking it solved? It helps clean up the site, even if slightly. –  Chan-Ho Suh Apr 23 '12 at 20:38
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According to the questioner, the problem was fixed after removing the .cache folder in his home directory.

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Thanx, for adding it as an answer. accepted :-) –  Fredrik Pihl Aug 13 '12 at 13:52
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