big initial login delay?

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at
Tue Sep 27 04:39:31 UTC 2011

On 09/27/2011 06:58 AM, Joachim Backes wrote:
> On 09/26/2011 08:21 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:
>> I've been noticing long delays when logging in after booting
>> to my f16 partition. I just tried an experiment.
>> If I boot the system, and login as soon as the KDM prompt
>> appears, there is a 20 or 30 second delay between hitting
>> return in the login screen and getting the gnome-shell display
>> to appear.
> I have the same effect!
>> If I boot the system then wait 20 or 30 seconds after
>> the login prompt to type my password, then there is only
>> a 2 or 3 second delay for the gnome-shell to appear.
> Same!
>> Anyone know what is going on between the time it pretends
>> I can login and the time a login will actually finish?
> I remember that in the early beginnings of F15, there had been a similar
> effect, but don't remember the BZ.

30s delay in login sounds indeed a whole lot like the one in pre-F15, 
that one was caused by incorrect DBUS argument type in at-spi2-core. The 
funny thing with that was that wasn't actually the login that was 
hanging, it was the session where GDM login screen runs whose "logout" 
was taking ages. For reference, here's the bug:

	- Panu -

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