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Old 04-07-2007, 11:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy SLiM respawns _slow_

I've got a weird problem, I'm using the "simple log-in manager" (SLiM) together with ratpoison.
I'm using runlevel 5 (by passing 5 to the kernel at boot) and i have this line in my /etc/inittab:
x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/slim >&/dev/null
It all work really well, I see the normal login prompt for a second, and then xorg starts and it doesn't take many secound befour I get to the SLiM login screen. after login ratpoison starts and everything works well, my .xinitrc:
xmodmap -e "keycode 115 = F21" &
xmodmap -e "keycode 116 = F22" &
qiv -xr /home/mats/.theme/wallpaper/resize/*.jpg &
exec ratpoison
Now the problem; when I log out (by using :quit in ratposin), x terminates (the screen switches to rc/1), and then it should restart (by the respawn in inittab). it does start, but then it takes more than 20 seconds before slim start (until then, all I see is a black background and a cursor that can be moved).

The funny thing is that if I terminate x by pressing Ctrl+Alt+backspace, x respawns and SLiM starts in a matter of seconds (like when the system is first started).

I have tried this with archlinux and on a knoppix live-cd, and also different window managers, but everything gives the same delay (except with kde).

So, does anyone recognize this problem?
Old 04-09-2007, 12:00 PM   #2
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No, I spoke to early, I still got the problem.

Originally Posted by 1311219
Finally! after looking over my xorg.conf and removing some non-existing font paths, and running mkfontdir and mkfontscale on my font directories, the delay problem stopped.
Thanks everyone who read and were thinking about posting.(none? )

Last edited by 1311219; 04-09-2007 at 01:35 PM.


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