Gnome startup awfully slow (7.3, gnome2.30)

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk m.e.sanliturk at
Thu Jun 10 12:14:20 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 7:18 AM, Ewald Jenisch <a at> wrote:

> Hi,
> On my system (FreeBSD 7.3 AMD64, system & kernel current as per today)
> it takes awully long to start up gnome (2.30) - "awfully long" meaning
> 2-3 minutes (this is on a Intel quadcore-CPU with 4GB RAM!)
> In my /etc/rc.conf I've got
> gnome_enable="YES"
> I've already ruled out the usual suspect being a missing/wrong entry
> in /etc/hosts (; my
> hostname ist resolvable including reverse-resolution, plus I've got
> the entries in my /etc/hosts.
> Is there any way to speed up gnome startup - or at least a pointer as
> to where I can start looking for the cause of the problem?
> Thanks in advance for any clue,
> -ewald

One possibility may be that X system is trying to auto-detect your hardware
which is taking time .
Checking X configuration files and making them conforming to your hardware
may eliminate this possibility .

Thank you very much .

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk

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