GnuCash takes more than a minute to load?

asked 2015-02-06 04:10:27 -0600

deshmukh gravatar image

Runnnig Fedora 21 Workstation GnuCash 2.6.5 (installed from repositories).

The computer boots (from power up to fully loaded GNOME) in less than 2 mins. But it takes more than a minute to load GnuCash.

Is it common? Or is something wrong? How can I set it right?

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Run this command in a terminal and paste the results into a comment below this:

free -m

This will tell us how much memory you have, how much swap and how much of it is free. If you're running tight on memory, your system may need to use some swap space in order to load GnuCash, and that will slow things down.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-02-06 15:21:06 -0600 )edit

@sideburns, free -m before starting GnuCash shows:

              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           1603         891         138           5         573         517
Swap:          6143         825        5318

After loading GnuCash, it shows:

              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           1603         961          77           8         564         444
Swap:          6143         824        5319

Not an expert. But I do not think memory is causing it.

deshmukh gravatar imagedeshmukh ( 2015-02-07 06:44:26 -0600 )edit

No, memory doesn't seem to be the issue this time, although it can be. I note, however, that it's taking up 61 Meg of RAM, and that sounds excessive. How big are the data files it's loading?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-02-07 13:47:09 -0600 )edit

@sideburns its a new file with less than 10 transactions. And less than five accounts!

deshmukh gravatar imagedeshmukh ( 2015-02-09 07:43:50 -0600 )edit