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    Default kde startup time question

    I have been running 11.4 updated to KDE 4.8.5 on a HP dv6-3210US laptop ( AMD phenom 3 Ghz dualcore), 5400 RPM drive, Radeon HD 4250.

    From a cold boot, log in to KDE took 5-10 secs (subsequent KDE log in took < 5 secs).

    With 12.2 on the same laptop, KDE takes 25 secs to log in first time after every boot. Subsequent log in takes 5 secs. I updated to 4.9.1 and same story.

    I have disabled nepomuk and even akonadi. Disabled translucency and blur rest desktop effects same. In 11.4, I had catalyst fglrx drivers but in 12.2, the OSS radeon driver. I cannot get fglrx to run (12.6 legacy installs but only blank screen comes up).

    Why the difference ? Does preload have something to do with it ? The boot times are about the same in both instances.

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    I can not directly answer your question, but you can investigate a bit
    what takes so much time at startup with systemd-analyze (install it if
    you do not already have it) and then run
    Code:
    systemd-analyze blame
    I guess here that you use systemd which is the default on the 12.2 install.

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    [QUOTE=martin_helm;2486966]I can not directly answer your question, but you can investigate a bit
    what takes so much time at startup with systemd-analyze (install it if
    you do not already have it) and then run
    Code:
    systemd-analyze blame
    I guess here that you use systemd which is the default on the 12.2 install.

    I am concerned with KDE startup not system startup. Do you think systemd has anything to do with how slowly KDE starts up ?

    The times I quoted are from the time KDM logon screen is presented.

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    Am 14.09.2012 04:06, schrieb mvaar:
    >> The times I quoted are from the time KDM logon screen is presented.

    Then what I suggested does not help you, I misunderstood the question,
    sorry.

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    Default Re: kde startup time question

    I have no clue if this is related to your problem, but when my internet connection isn't working in 12.2, it takes about half a minute to get to my desktop from the KDM screen, though I don't remember if subsequent logins are faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cesorensen View Post
    I have no clue if this is related to your problem, but when my internet connection isn't working in 12.2, it takes about half a minute to get to my desktop from the KDM screen, though I don't remember if subsequent logins are faster.
    I don't think that is the issue. In fact, after install, I always edit network scripts in /etc/sysconfig and change all TIMEOUT variables to 2 secs. In the past, that used to be an issue.

    I am curious - when you ARE connected, what is your KDE startup time ( from KDM logon screen to usable KDE desktop) first time after a system reboot ?

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    I just did a reboot, and counting in my head (I can't find a stopwatch) I got eight seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cesorensen View Post
    I just did a reboot, and counting in my head (I can't find a stopwatch) I got eight seconds.
    Do you have a SSD or a regular drive ? Laptop or desktop ?
    Dell inspiron model I-7375 2 in 1.
    Ryzen 2500U, 8 GB RAM, SATA SSD, Full disk encryption
    Opensuse Tumbleweed (latest)

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    Desktop. 3.6Ghz Phenom II X3, 8GB RAM, Samsung 830 series 128GB SSD. I'm running the 64 bit version as well.

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