Huge Gnome startup delay

Lee Braiden lee_b at
Sun Jul 10 13:28:21 UTC 2005

On Sunday 10 Jul 2005 13:50, Jeff Peeler wrote:
> I'm having about a 2 minute and 30 second startup delay every time gnome
> starts. Everything loads as expected until gnome-panel loads. It then just
> shows the two "bars" and then sits there and finally loads everything.> 
Here's what I have tried so far:
> I tried a new .gnome2 directory with no success.
> I tried logging in with another user and the same delay occurs.
> I tried removing everything in the /tmp dir. I saw a Breezy post about
> this and thought it might be worth a shot.
> I tried deleting everything in the .gnome2/panel2.d/default/launchers
> directory. This fix actually worked temporarily and startup occurred a few
> times normally. Upon restart though the same delay returned.

You might try "ping localhost" in a console or terminal, just to make sure 
localhost is defined correctly.  Also, try pinging the hostname of your 

  ping `hostname`
  ping `hostname -f`

Lee Braiden
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