I have a minor problem with OpenSuse 13.1. When KDE is starting, it seems to hang for a while when the KDE splash screen is displayed. Eventually KDE starts successfully but it does take quite a long time.
It seems to hang first when the ‘globe’ is displayed - it will generally pause there for around 50 seconds. It then hangs again when the ‘K’ is displayed, this time for around 40 seconds. Then the screen fades to black for around 15 to 30 seconds before the KDE desktop is displayed.
There are no errors shown in /var/log/boot.log or in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
I would be grateful for any ideas regarding why this is happening and how I can address the problem.
How long is “a long time”?
I notice a short delay for KDE startup. On an older computer (10 years old, slowish 32bit processor), there might be enough time for drinking some coffee during the startup. On my normal desktop, it is not long enough to be a concern.
Either XFCE or Icewm starts up faster. But, what I notice is that once it has completed startup, it is just as fast as Icewm and XFCE.
If you are using netwoekmanager it may hang a bit if there is trouble connection to the network. So be sure that the Network is properly configuered
On 2014-05-27 03:26, gogalthorp wrote:
> If you are using netwoekmanager it may hang a bit if there is trouble
> connection to the network. So be sure that the Network is properly
And, even if properly configured, if it is wifi and/or uses automatic IP
(ie, dhcp), it can take way longer. Apparently the negotiation with some
routers takes an absurd time, depending on the client software. I do not
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)