A few days ago I noticed that after I login in, the top panel and the dash took a bit more time to load and I noticed more disc activity than usual.
I thought that it might have been caused by some update or by the installation of pdftk. So I removed pdftk but the "problem" persists.
Is there a way to know what is using the disc (read/write operations) on startup?
If it were at a later time, I would use iotop but I can only launch iotop after I get control of the desktop.
I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 amd64.
I took a look at the logs and in the Xorg.0.log file I found the following lines:
[ 36.230] (II) XKB: reuse xkmfile /var/lib/xkb/server-ED81635D9DABCAA502951B920776FB5895D92DC0.xkm
[ 6683.340] (II) XKB: generating xkmfile /var/lib/xkb/server-7111F82C412662D491D0F0A3A5A74C8F62B59F29.xkm
Could this be the problematic step?