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Old 07-04-2004, 11:15 PM   #1
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X login is slow, takes 2 minutes

Hi there,

I have a mandrake 9.2 machine which currently has three users defined. When logging in with one of the users from the (X graphical login screen) the login prompt goes away and I wait about 2 minutes before the KDE progress bar pops up. I've also tried GNOME to see if it was desktop dependant but GNOME does the same thing.

Note that once KDE or GNOME are up and running everything is fine, so the only issue here is the 2 minute wait to go from login to desktop.

I tried the other two users on the system and they both work fine.

What sort of config data is there that is user specific that can affect this? Are there any specific logs I can look at to see what X is doing during this time delay?

Old 07-04-2004, 11:20 PM   #2
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you might try looking at /var/log/user.log
this may prove useful
also: check that users .bash_profile and .bashrc
see wht's different between theirs and the working user's
something loading @ startup is probably hanging
Old 07-07-2004, 09:14 PM   #3
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There was nothing in /var/log/user.log that was different from a good user login to a bad user login. I also tried using a working user's .bashrc and .bash_profile files to no avail.

One thing I did find out is that if I "teleinit 3" and login as my bad user there is no delay. In addition if I run startx after logging in it runs everything fine. So it looks like there is only something wrong with KDM (I think that's the name of the graphical login app... correct me if I'm wrong).

What does KDM do differently from a standard non-graphical login?

What script or config files does KDM use?

Old 07-08-2004, 12:33 AM   #4
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Hello jhcatch22,

I had something similar; I found out that I had some system settings wrong for my network card. And therefore the start was waiting for some network recourses to come online.

With me I also had to wait 2 to 4 minutes, I found this of disconnecting the network cable.

With kind regards,



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