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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.
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[SOLVED?] Kdialog ("save file as") extremely slow to show up

Posted 10-08-2019 at 12:15 PM by the dsc

There are plenty of threads around the internet with this problem, not everyone is able to reproduce it, and probably "fixes" don't always work. In my case, I'm not even on KDE/plasma, even though I prefer KDE file managers and dialogs.

What I found that worked for me so far was from here:

Originally Posted by b_quest

Itís because dolphin may call upower when starting and upower fails and causes the delay.
(spotted here: 3)
Originally Posted by AJSlye

Well upower is required by solid, which is required by KIO, which is required by most of KF5.
That makes removing it from Plasma5 a no go.

Masking it fixed the issue:

systemctl mask upower.service
Which I found in the thread linked to from the thread you gave.
The strange thing is I donít have the symink on var/tmp described in that thread.
The "systemctl mask upower.service" command worked so far. Issued as a normal user. (Root's kdialog was showing up fast already, I just had tested).

I guess it probably won't work for SysV boots, though, unless systemctl somehows does whatever SysV thing it would be supposed to do. I'm actually not even sure it will keep working after the boot on SystemD itself. But the solution is probably related to that.
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