Reason for removing animation from Gnome login?

Marius Gedminas marius at
Mon Mar 23 18:13:45 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:43:58AM -0400, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> On Monday 23 March 2009 9:18:59 am Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> > ma, 2009-03-23 kello 11:57 +0000, Scott James Remnant kirjoitti:
> > > One good idea would be that the screen holds at the login screen after
> > > entering your password (e.g. with "Logging in...") and the desktop fades
> > > in when everything's ready.
> > 
> > That would be one good idea.
> > 
> > An even better idea would be that it takes so short a time that there is
> > no need to inform the user... :)
> Anyone ever figure out what the heck happened after Feisty to make login so 
> slow?

Federico Mena-Quintero has a series of articles about the GNOME startup

Behdad Esfahbod also:

These are not cross-referenced to Ubuntu releases, but I suspect are
talking about the same inefficiencies in gnome-session,
gnome-settings-daemon etc.

Personally, for me the desktop startup is (or feels) I/O-bound, with the
panel applets showing up one by one with agonizing pauses in between and
the disk running at full throttle.

Marius Gedminas
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