SLOW boot and LONG wait when logging out to switch users.

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Nov 6 01:36:55 UTC 2007

On 11/05/2007 03:02 PM, damian wrote:
> NoOp wrote:

>> Could it be that this started after you installed or deleted thunderbird?
> Maybe!
> I installed Thunderbird 2 from Ubuntuzilla (or whatever the group is 
> called) before the upgrade to 7.10
> After 7.10, all my thunderbird settings seemed to be gone, and I think 
> what had happened was that there were t versions of thunderbird 2 
> installed. One called something like Thunderbird2 and one something like 
> Mozilla-Thunderbird2 (I don't remember exactly, but I know they were 
> different). My old settings and emeils were in the version that wasn't 
> loading up, so I deleted one and used the other.
> Don't remember what I did exactly to be honest, but I did get my old 
> emails and settings working and Thunderbird seems to be ok now. Any 
> ideas what I should do from here?
> Damian

My guess would to be (in order):

1. Backup your Thunderbird files (.thunderbird and any /opt/thunderbird)
to someplace safe and then remove/purge all instances of Thunderbird.
Then reinstall Thunderbird from the repos via Synaptics & reboot to see
if that made a difference.

That is probably not your only problem, but cleaning that up will
certainly help.

2. If the reboot (cold boot is better) still is slow then I'd try:
backup & save copies of your .gnome* and .gconf* folders to someplace
safe and then rename those folders to x-.gnome-x etc and reboot. You
will get a clean desktop and will need to reinstall any specific
settings/menus that you had customized, but anything in your profile
that may have been causing the problem will be removed and the .gnome*
and .gconf* will be rebuilt clean on reboot. If you have a problem after
reboot then you can always remove the x-*-x from the folders and restore

Note: someone else jump in here please if you can assist or find any
problem with the above.

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