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Old 07-05-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
theCalcaholic
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Gnome3 login takes a very long time (probably loading graphics driver)


Hello,

I'm quite fine with my Debian so far but one thing has been annoying me since I got it, which is that the login process always takes a very long time (approx. 2,5 minutes).
Lately I took the time and (presumably) tracked it down to be related to the launch of my inte graphics chip. The reason why I think so is the content of my Xorg.0.log file:

Code:
[    46.898]
X.Org X Server 1.12.4
Release Date: 2012-08-27
[    46.899] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    46.899] Build Operating System: Linux 3.11-2-amd64 x86_64 Debian
[    46.899] Current Operating System: Linux thecalcaholic-debian 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.57-3+deb7u2 x86_64
[    46.899] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64 root=/dev/mapper/debian-root ro quiet
[    46.899] Build Date: 17 December 2013  07:37:58PM
[    46.899] xorg-server 2:1.12.4-6+deb7u2 (Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>)

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[Everything looks fine so far]
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[    52.195] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "SEC", prod id 21579
[    52.195] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[    52.195] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1600x900"x0.0  107.84  1600 1648 1680 1892  900 902 908 950 -hsync -vsync (57.0 kHz eP)
[    59.633] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "SEC", prod id 21579
[    59.633] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[    59.633] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1600x900"x0.0  107.84  1600 1648 1680 1892  900 902 908 950 -hsync -vsync (57.0 kHz eP)
[   205.809] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "SEC", prod id 21579
[   205.809] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[   205.809] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1600x900"x0.0  107.84  1600 1648 1680 1892  900 902 908 950 -hsync -vsync (57.0 kHz eP)
[   207.441] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "SEC", prod id 21579
[   207.441] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[   207.441] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1600x900"x0.0  107.84  1600 1648 1680 1892  900 902 908 950 -hsync -vsync (57.0 kHz eP)

There is a huge leap in the timestamps between
Code:
[    59.633] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1600x900"x0.0  107.84  1600 1648 1680 1892  900 902 908 950 -hsync -vsync (57.0 kHz eP)
and
Code:
[   205.809] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "SEC", prod id 21579
which is what leads me to my suspicion.

But I don't know what to do about it.


Regards, theCalcaholic
 
Old 07-06-2014, 08:30 PM   #2
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What are the specs of your computer, particularly RAM and video RAM? Gnome 3 is very hungry.
 
Old 07-07-2014, 01:26 AM   #3
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That should actually be no problem...

I've an i7 with integrated Graphics Controller and a Nvidia Geforce GT450M (which I don't use usually for Linux) and additionally I got 6GB of RAM.

Code:
debian$ lspci -v 00:02.00
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c0c1
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 45
	Memory at f6400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
	Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	I/O ports at e000 [size=64]
	Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: i915
debian$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       6038468    1813496    4224972          0      77764     810900
-/+ buffers/cache:     924832    5113636
Swap:     11718652          0   11718652
 
Old 07-07-2014, 08:13 PM   #4
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I agree, I think you can rule out memory.

I have not encountered something like this, so I am sorry to say I'm fresh out of ideas. Hopefully someone with more clues than I will join this thread.
 
Old 07-08-2014, 06:16 AM   #5
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Thank you anyway.

I think my Problem is specifically related to this line:
Code:
Modeline "1600x900"x0.0  107.84  1600 1648 1680 1892  900 902 908 950 -hsync -vsync (57.0 kHz eP)
Can anybody explain to me, what it means?

Regards, theCalcaholic
 
Old 07-08-2014, 07:37 PM   #6
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I found an article on "modelines." They have to do with the monitor settings.

http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Xorg_Modelines

A web search for "x modelines" also turned up this: http://howto-pages.org/ModeLines/

Hope it helps.
 
  


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