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Old 05-18-2006, 06:25 PM   #1
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slow startup times


my suse 10.1 used to boot up fine. maybe about a minute or so after turning on the pc, it will be on the desktop. but after a while, it took a while to load into the root desktop. not thinking much of it, i used my user desktop. but now, it seems my user desktop is loading slow too. it will go to the splash screen of suse and have the window manager thing on it. then it will just sit for 5 minutes loading. after a while, the desktop would show up. i havnt changed my startup services and havnt installed much that would really effect startup time. failsafe gnome still starts up right away. hopefully, someone can help me with this. thanks in advanced

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Old 05-18-2006, 07:08 PM   #2
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here is a copy of my chkconfig if it helps:

georgel12@georgel12:~> su
Password:
georgel12:/home/georgel12 # chkconfig
Makefile off
SuSEfirewall2_init on
SuSEfirewall2_setup on
aaeventd off
acpid on
alsasound 5
asterisk off
atd off
auditd on
autofs off
autoyast on
bluetooth off
boot.apparmor on
boot.cleanup on
boot.clock 235BS
boot.crypto on
boot.device-mapper on
boot.ipconfig on
boot.isapnp on
boot.klog on
boot.ldconfig on
boot.loadmodules on
boot.localfs on
boot.localnet on
boot.md on
boot.multipath off
boot.proc on
boot.rootfsck on
boot.sched off
boot.scpm on
boot.scsidev off
boot.swap on
boot.sysctl on
boot.udev on
boot.udev_retry on
boot.videobios on
chargen off
chargen-udp off
cron on
cups on
cups-lpd off
cupsrenice off
daytime off
daytime-udp off
dbus 2345
earlygdm on
earlykbd on
earlysyslog on
echo off
echo-udp off
esound on
fam off
fbset on
festival off
gpm off
gssd off
haldaemon 2345
hplip on
idmapd off
irq_balancer off
isdn off
joystick off
kbd on
ksysguardd on
lirc off
lm_sensors off
mdadmd off
mdnsd on
microcode off
multipathd off
netstat off
network 2345
nfs off
nfsboot off
nfsserver off
nmb off
novell-zmd on
nscd on
ntp off
openct off
pcscd off
portmap on
postfix on
powerd off
powersaved on
powertweakd off
random on
raw off
resmgr 5
rpasswdd off
rpmconfigcheck off
rsync off
rsyncd off
running-kernel on
sane-dev off
sane-port off
saslauthd off
servers off
services off
setserial on
skeleton.compat off
smb off
smbfs off
smpppd off
snmpd off
spamd off
splash on
splash_early on
sshd on
svcgssd off
swat off
syslog on
systat off
time off
time-udp off
vnc off
winbind off
xdm on
xend on
xendomains on
xfs off
xinetd off
ypbind off
 
Old 05-20-2006, 12:48 AM   #3
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any help? maybe when i wake up tommorow morning, i will see an answer...
 
Old 05-20-2006, 09:47 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by georgel12
my suse 10.1 used to boot up fine. maybe about a minute or so after turning on the pc, it will be on the desktop. but after a while, it took a while to load into the root desktop. not thinking much of it, i used my user desktop. but now, it seems my user desktop is loading slow too. it will go to the splash screen of suse and have the window manager thing on it. then it will just sit for 5 minutes loading. after a while, the desktop would show up. i havnt changed my startup services and havnt installed much that would really effect startup time. failsafe gnome still starts up right away. hopefully, someone can help me with this. thanks in advanced
Suse 10.1 dropped support form my wireless network card. No sweat, there was a hardwired NIC back to the router so I switched to that. But booting took forever. The log jam turned out to be the unrecognised wireless card. Once I removed it from its PCI slot performance was back.

But I'm still pissed that they removed support for the wireless card. It was because of the support that I went to Suse 10.0.

PS everyone says its easy setting up the card from alternative sources. Yeah, right!

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Old 05-21-2006, 12:41 PM   #5
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hmm, i dont think its a problem with my network as i havnt done anything with it. The bootup time just suddenly slowed down by itself. maybe ill try reinstalling suse...
 
Old 05-21-2006, 03:13 PM   #6
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hmm, i dont think its a problem with my network as i havnt done anything with it. The bootup time just suddenly slowed down by itself. maybe ill try reinstalling suse...
Have you tried to observe the sequence of events as the PC boots to see if you can identify the problem area? You probably already know that you can do this by pressing ESC when boot starts?

Generally if there are one or more slow events or even time outs they become apparent.

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Old 05-22-2006, 07:18 PM   #7
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oh, this isnt when its booting up the pc. this is when im logging into my account. both root and my user account. so this is after i have booted up and right after i type in my username and password.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 06:56 PM   #8
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hmm, its still happening. any help?
 
Old 06-03-2006, 07:30 PM   #9
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hmm, its still happening. any help?
Not from me, I'm afraid- I am so frustrated by Yast2's inability to update from servers and my lack of intuity and smarts to configure an alternative package manager that for the first time since Suse 9.0 I'm looking for an alternative distro.

Which raises a question about software in general - how can they call it an update when they always seem to break something else?
 
  


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