After a fresh install of 12.3 KDM takes 30 seconds or longer before the login screen is shown. I have 12.3 installed on another machine that does not display this problem. I kept my old “home” folder, but formatted and replaced everything on the root partition. Both grub (legacy) and Plymouth seem to run normally. The delay seems to come when KDM starts. I have a standard KDM theme chosen; nothing custom. KDM and / or Kwin hang fairly often, from what I think are rapid mouse movements, but that may be a different problem.
There are a couple of warnings in the KDM log, which I do not understand. One in particular is the PCI address of my graphics card. The address in the error is not where the card is and xorg.conf shows the correct location. There are also D-bus errors. I have seen similar D-Bus errors in my last several versions of openSUSE. I almost always get them when I call amdccle, and often when I call konqueror super user. Again; possibly an unrelated error.
Graphics is a Radeon HD7870 running the latest ATI proprietary driver. Falling back to Radeon made no difference. Also, changing the login theme made no difference. CPUs are twin Opteron 290s, giving 4 cores at 2.8GHz. RAM is 12GB of DDR400 ECC registered Kingston server RAM.
Here is my KDM log (identical with each boot):
X.Org X Server 1.13.2 Release Date: 2013-01-24 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX Current Operating System: Linux Opto.Bailey 3.8.5-1-default #1 SMP Thu Mar 28 23:15:30 UTC 2013 (2178322) x86_64 Kernel command line: root=/dev/system/root video=1920x1080 resume=/dev/system/swap splash=silent quiet elevator=noop vga=0x3d2 Build Date: 21 February 2013 10:01:18AM Current version of pixman: 0.28.2 Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org to make sure that you have the latest version. Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting, (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational, (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Apr 4 11:50:25 2013 (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d" (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d" Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension Initializing built-in extension SHAPE Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension Initializing built-in extension XTEST Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS Initializing built-in extension SYNC Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC Initializing built-in extension SECURITY Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA Initializing built-in extension XFIXES Initializing built-in extension RENDER Initializing built-in extension RANDR Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE Initializing built-in extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER Initializing built-in extension DOUBLE-BUFFER Initializing built-in extension RECORD Initializing built-in extension DPMS Initializing built-in extension X-Resource Initializing built-in extension XVideo Initializing built-in extension XVideo-MotionCompensation Initializing built-in extension XFree86-VidModeExtension Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DGA Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DRI Initializing built-in extension DRI2 Loading extension GLX (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@5:0:1) found Loading extension ATIFGLRXDRI Loading extension FGLRXEXTENSION Loading extension GLESX Loading extension AMDXVOPL Loading extension AMDXVBA klauncher(1639) kdemain: No DBUS session-bus found. Check if you have started the DBUS server. kdeinit4: Communication error with launcher. Exiting! kdmgreet(1513)/kdecore (K*TimeZone*): KSystemTimeZones: ktimezoned initialize() D-Bus call failed: "Not connected to D-Bus server" kdmgreet(1513)/kdecore (K*TimeZone*): No time zone information obtained from ktimezoned The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports: > Warning: Compat map for group 2 redefined > Using new definition > Warning: Compat map for group 3 redefined > Using new definition > Warning: Compat map for group 4 redefined > Using new definition Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports: > Warning: Compat map for group 2 redefined > Using new definition > Warning: Compat map for group 3 redefined > Using new definition > Warning: Compat map for group 4 redefined > Using new definition Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports: > Warning: Compat map for group 2 redefined > Using new definition > Warning: Compat map for group 3 redefined > Using new definition > Warning: Compat map for group 4 redefined > Using new definition Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
Here is my xorg.conf, although I don’t spot any problems:
Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "aticonfig Layout" Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen-0" 0 0 EndSection Section "Module" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor-0" Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver" Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor" Option "DPMS" "true" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "aticonfig-Device-0" Driver "fglrx" BusID "PCI:5:0:0" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "aticonfig-Screen-0" Device "aticonfig-Device-0" Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor-0" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.