Evolution very slow to start - what to check/try?

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Sat Oct 23 12:20:10 UTC 2010

When I start Evolution (I'm only using the address book part so I don't
always have it running) it takes a very long time to start up.  I just
timed it and it was 30 seconds from clicking on the menu entry to the
appearance of Evolution on my desktop.

This is on a system with a quad core processor, fast hard disks and 8Gb
of memory so I don't think it's a system speed problem.

I just tried running evolution from the command line and it starts
almost immediately.  It's not because this is a subsequent start of
evolution, closing the command line run and then starting from the menu
again takes 30 seconds still!

Can anyone suggest what's causing this slow start up problem?

Chris Green

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