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Old 08-08-2004, 09:25 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Troy, KS
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1
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Question Slow user logon

Just wondering if anyone else is having this behaviour:

When I logon as root Gnome boots into desktop fast, but when I log in as my user it pauses after i enter password for about 10 sec. Then Gnome splash screen comes up and boots into desktop.

Wondering what causes this pause

Oh this is Mandrake 10 with 2.6 kernel
Old 08-09-2004, 06:32 AM   #2
Registered: May 2004
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Distribution: dual boot.... Mandrake 10.0OE/10.xcooker
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when you log on as root (which is generally considered a bad idea, but that's another topic) not as many user/personal settings need to be loaded. logging on as root is considered administrator mode, so it's generally bare bones stuff that is loading so you can administer to the system. splash screens, desktop eye candy, specialized fonts, usr configs, etc. all need to be loaded during a normal user login, while a root login usually doesn't have all those things to deal with. so, it's quite normal to be able to get to a desktop a lot faster in root mode as oppsed to user mode.

as an alternative to logging in as root, you should become acquainted with using a terminal, changing to root there (by typing su (enter) at the prompt, then typing the root password) to do any maintenance that needs root powers. if you do that, any program you launch from terminal as root (such as a file manager) will then have root powers. it beats having to continually log in & out of your desktop environment & is (generally) considered the proper (& much safer) way to administer to things.



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