REALLY slow xstart and kde start

Craig White craigwhite at
Mon Dec 19 03:38:35 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 20:29 -0700, Jon D. Slater wrote:
> Claude Jones wrote: 
> > On Sun December 18 2005 8:18 pm, Jon D. Slater wrote:
> >   
> > > Any ideas what's up?
> > >     
> > I doubt this is it, but I'll offer it because I just spent two days fighting 
> > the exact same problem on a fresh install of a different distro. The problem 
> > - it turned out that NDISwrapper was my culprit. I don't have all the issues 
> > fleshed out, yet, but, I throw this out since our similar events are so 
> > coincidental. In my case, I had NDISwrapper on my laptop to get my broadcom 
> > wireless to be able to use its Windows driver - when I configured it, I had 
> > it set to start on boot, and that's what threw it. It spent a huge amount of 
> > time trying to start wlan0 and was unable to (for reasons I'm still trying to 
> > understand), and that hogged all my system's resources - boot time slowed to 
> > about 15 minutes
> >   
> My boot time if fine.  And X starts fine too (I get my login screen
> within a couple of minutes of booting).
> The problem starts as soon as I enter my login and password, then
> press enter.
> My disk access light comes on solid, and it takes 15 minutes to
> complete start my session.
go to a virtual console and watch top...

login as root
run 'top'
<alt><F7> # return to GUI
login as normal
see which process is using up the CPU


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