Faster login

Bill Nottingham notting at
Mon Nov 15 17:58:15 UTC 2004

David Zeuthen (davidz at said: 
> On Mon, 2004-11-15 at 00:01 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > David Zeuthen (davidz at said: 
> > >  - With this hack we shave twenty secs of the booting time (e.g. from
> > >    GRUB until you can use your PC) but booting still feels much quicker
> > >    because of the interaction with gdm in the middle (YMMV; e.g. placebo
> > >    effect etc.)
> > 
> > I'm guessing most of this is the lag in starting up RHGB and then
> > killing it to start a second X server. But ICBW.
> > 
> Dunno; hopefully someone will do the boot time poster framework that Own
> proposed on fedora-devel. Until then, I'm not sure we have enough hard
> data to tell.

Well, it's an obvious time savings point that starting the X server
once is faster than starting the X server, killing it, and starting
it again. It's just a matter of how much... :)


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