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Old 09-28-2004, 11:26 AM   #1
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Problems logging in

I have a machine running Redhat Linux, which has been fine (but unused) for a few weeks. I have just shut down the machine to move it, and re-powered it up. Everything is fine to the login screen, but logging in (either as root or as a normal user), it takes an AGE!!! to run through the login process and present me with the workspace. By an age, I mean well over a minute. Before, it only took seconds.

Can anybody help me track down why it is suddenly taking so long?
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I thought it was just fsck performing a filesystem check but after rereading your problem it couldn't of been.

Look at the top or the output of ps ax to see what processes are running.

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I'm not sure that I'd know if it was ext3 or not, but I can tell you that I've tried rebooting it a few times without success.

I wondered whether it was network-related, but I've tried firing up Mozilla and everything web-wise works fine (and fast), so I don't think it is.
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There's very little running on the machine at all - nothing occupying more than 0.3% of memory or more than a couple of meg of RAM.


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