Huge Gnome startup delay
jpeeler at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 01:20:53 UTC 2005
On Sun, 10 Jul 2005 08:50:49 -0400, 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. It
> would be helpful if I knew where gnome stored its startup logs if it has
> any like X does. Also, on occasion I get the following four separate
> The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_WindowListApplet".
> The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_Panel_TrashApplet"
> The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_WorkspaceSwitcherApplet".
> The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_ShowDesktopApplet".
> If these errors appear, my bottom panel doesn't load anything above which
> is everything on it.
> I'm not using the back ports repository on this machine. My laptop that
> is using it is running fine.
> 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.
> I'm really not too sure where to go from here...
Well, thanks for everybody's help. None of the posted solutions worked.
However the problem actually just went away. Maybe it was network related
and by my switching networks one "stuck" setting got corrected. I switch
networks pretty regularly though.
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