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Fedora 16 taking long time on splash screen

asked 2012-02-28 07:44:36 -0500

Boquini gravatar image

Hello all, I'm a newby user of Fedora 16 and I'm having trouble on the time my machine takes to end the booting process. I have a dual boot Win764bits/Fedora 1664bits on my laptop (i7 2.8, 256 GB SSD), and used to have an Ubuntu 11.10 installed. Both windows and ubuntu never took more than 15~20 seconds to end the booting process. After a fresh install, Fedora was taking took more than 2 minutes to make the desktop available. After aplying the performance tweaks (mostly disabling services), I managed to see the login screen in less than 10 seconds, but after I login it stays in the splash screen for around a minute with no disk activity, and none/very low CPU activity (my laptop fires up the vents with little cpu activity, so as they don't fire up, I assume little is being done on the cpu). I assume that this is related to either Network activity or KDE startup, but can't figure out which one is to blame. For the boot process there is debug information available with timestamps, but I haven't found any log file with this information (processes/services started after the login). Can you guys help me? Thanks in advance

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answered 2012-02-28 15:31:39 -0500

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Sounds like you may have disabled a service needed by KDE. Take some time and re-enable the services you disabled (yea... one by one) until you figure out which is the culprit.

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answered 2012-02-28 18:06:22 -0500

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I'd suggest installing bootchart.

bootchart will analyse the time taken to startup your PC and will produce a nice image of the time taken to start each service. Hopefully this will help identify the service(s) that are taking a long time to start. From there you can try to figure out why...

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