Long delays in Gnome2 start up

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at cox.net
Thu Mar 11 11:54:36 PST 2004

Try to create a new dummy user like tester to see if your GNOME will 
startup faster. If so, then there are something wrong in one of in your 
personal directory like ~/.gnome2, ~/.gconf and etc. You can remove these 
directories on your normal user and let GNOME to startup fresh.

One more thing, make sure your hostname is working. X will startup very 
slow if you don't have the correct hostname. IE: fix the /etc/hosts by add 
your hostname in it point on

BTW: reinstall apps aren't always a solution.


On Thu, 11 Mar 2004 01:07:05 +0000, Stacey Roberts 
<stacey at vickiandstacey.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>      I've just had a strangely familiar problem re-occur with me
> tonight.
> For some reason, when I try to start gnome2 (with startx) there is a
> very long delay before the splash thingy appears - almost 4 minutes. I
> mentioned familiar for the simple reason that this exact problem
> happened to me a couple of years ago, whilst I was running Gnome-1.2 (I
> think).
> The short story of the eventual fix for me then was to reinstall Gnome.
> I am now wondering if anyone is able to help me with this problem now
> appearing now that I'm running Gnome-2.4.2.
> I'll include what details I think are relevant here, but if there's any
> information I can add, please let me know.
> Like I said, if there's anything else I can offer, then let me know.
> Regards,
> Stacey

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