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Old 01-16-2005, 12:05 PM   #1
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Startup is very slow FC3

I'm trying to figure out why it takes ages to load the programs at the start up, after someone fiddled with some x-server or x-server related configuration file.

First, it takes ages to complete the
checking sendmail................[OK]
process when the kernel is loaded. And then what is worse, is that it takes ages for the login screen to come up. and after the login, when the gnome is load the Windows Manager, Network Manager, and CD Handler, etc. it takes long time too.

I post my x-server configuration file here incase someone needs to know:
# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
#	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "AlwaysCore"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
#	InputDevice    "SynapticsMouse" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
	Load  "mouse"
	Load  "synaptics"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "fbdevhw"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "dri"

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
#	Option	    "SendCoreEvents" "yes"


#Section "InputDevice"
#        Identifier  	"SynapticsMouse"
#        Driver  	"synaptics"
##       Option 	"Device"  	"/dev/psaux"
#	Option 	"Device"  	"/dev/input/mice"
# 	Option	"Protocol"	"auto-dev"
#  	Option	"LeftEdge"      "1700"
#  	Option	"RightEdge"     "5300"
#  	Option	"TopEdge"       "1700"
#  	Option	"BottomEdge"    "4200"
#  	Option	"FingerLow"	"25"
#  	Option	"FingerHigh"	"30"
#  	Option	"MaxTapTime"	"180"
#  	Option	"MaxTapMove"	"220"
#  	Option	"VertScrollDelta" "100"
#  	Option	"MinSpeed"	"0.06"
#  	Option	"MaxSpeed"	"0.12"
#  	Option	"AccelFactor" "0.0010"
#  	Option	"SHMConfig"	"on"
##	Option	"Repeater"	"/dev/ps2mouse"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "LCD Panel 1024x768"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 48.5
	VertRefresh  40.0 - 70.0
	Option	    "dpms"

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "radeon"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "ATI Radeon Mobility M9"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
	Group        0
	Mode         0666
and my kernel version is 2.6.10-1.741_FC3 advance

Last edited by darknails; 01-16-2005 at 12:14 PM.
Old 07-07-2007, 01:01 PM   #2
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I know this is a very old post... but I found it through a search, and I'm having exactly the same problem in Fedora Core 6. If the original poster found a solution or if someone else did since this was posted, I would very much like to hear it, as I haven't yet been able to fix it..
Old 07-08-2007, 02:51 PM   #3
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When the network is initialized, the kernel may halt while waiting for an interrupt to be generated by the networking hardware. If, for some reason, the hardware is not responding, a "wait for timeout" of 30 to 60 seconds can cause you to think that your system is "slow."

You can check for this by disabling the starting of the network service(s) during boot, and then starting them "by hand" later.

Use the system-config-services command to change the list of services to be started during bootup, and you can use to same command to start those services by hand. (You "uncheck" the box to disable the service start during boot, and just click on the "start" button to start it later "by hand".

If it is a network hardware response time problem, see if you can speed it up by changing your network settings.


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