[K12OSN] Problems with Firefox, OO and KDE apps start up speed with SMBLDAP

Huck dhuckaby at hvja.org
Thu Dec 28 15:50:28 UTC 2006

try simply 'oowriter' or 'oocalc' or 'ooimpress' at the commandline?

any faster?
I've just about completed a 6.0 install with IceWM as the default/only 
window manager...and it's FAST...MUCH faster than
my old K12LTSP server that is getting upgraded this summer!

Julian Yap wrote:
> Hi all,
> We're having problems with the start up speed of Firefox, OO and KDE
> apps on our K12LTSP servers and was wondering if anyone could help.
> More background info:
> I've recently installed a SMBLDAP server for a local school.
> We freshly installed a K12LTSP 6.0 server and set it up to authenticate
> off the SMBLDAP.  Home directories are also mounted off the SMBLDAP
> server via NFS.
> Certain apps seem to hang and take a long time (around 10 minutes) to
> start up.  I can't seem to figure it out.  However, once Firefox, for
> example, starts up, it's very responsive and works fine.  The apps with
> problems are Firefox, OpenOffice suite and KDE apps (like Kalcium).
> Other large apps such Blender and Scribus work fine as do the smaller
> Gnome apps.
> One minor breakthrough is that when spawned through the command line,
> OpenOffice Writer starts up (and fast too) via:
> /usr/lib/openoffice.org2.0/program/swriter.bin -writer
> However, this from the command line causes a hang:
> /bin/sh /usr/lib/openoffice.org2.0/program/swriter.bin -writer
> This has also been tested on K12LTSP 5.0 with the same problems.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Julian
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