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For some reason Ubuntu is having major difficulty running fluxbox, and programs inside fluxbox. Any gui's take forever to load (multiple minutes) when I never had this problem before with debian. I found some inforamtion here: http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docs/...hp#slowstartup
But i can't seem to find where gdm holds these commands; gdm.conf didn't seem to have the actual exec commands for different xSessions.
Are there any warnings in /var/log/XFree86.0.log?
(you could probably run 'tail -f /var/log/XFree86.0.log' in a separate terminal to keep an eye on what's happening)
Perhaps you could even try keeping an eye on 'ps ax' while.
So there's not a lot of disk activity, the cpu usage is still low (?) ...
must be hanging on something.
Do you have the same problem with other window managers?
How about the contents of ~/.xsession-errors (in your user's home directory)?
I just got torsmo working, and it shows on startup that cpu % is 100. So the computer is hanging up on some process. But when I keep an eye on top in another terminal (shift+alt+F2 or whatever), it doesn't show any processes taking up vast amounts of system resources. How do I find out what's going on?
In terminal window, commands "ps aux", "pstree", and "top" will show you the running processes and their current state.
I suspect that your problem is related either to font settings or network settings, so you should double-check that these are OK. Network settings depend on the type of connection you have (modem, DSL pppoe, or ethernet) but font settings should be easier to troubleshoot. If you've got msttfcorefonts or x-ttcidfont-conf installed, you might want to add the line
to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 . Then do "sudo dpkg-reconfigure libpango1.0-common" and entrust font management to defoma. Then do "sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig" and choose Autohinter. Then reboot to see if things have become any faster in fluxbox. If not, the problem is probably in your network settings.