Super-slow response, not quite dead

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Sep 30 04:45:34 UTC 2004

On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 11:37:44PM -0400, Tim Rutherford wrote:

> Tried a reboot, to see if this was a problem on first start only.
> Checked timing as follows (I need to get a life!)
> 22 minutes with just the tan-Human ubuntu splash-mat showing and then
> very suddenly it moved through the various icons across the bottom to
> the gray screen w/ ubuntu
> +2 minutes and the "show desktop" icon in lower-left pops in; within
> seconds upper-left and lower-right icons are also on the
> menubar/taskbar
> +1 minute and the clock shows up
> 25 minutes after boot and I still have a long wait to get action from
> the menu selection.

Very strange.  Is there any hard disk activity while it is in this state?
Is it slow during the entire boot process, when the login screen comes up,
or only after you login?

 - mdz

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