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Thread: Kde bootup slow - stuck on "initializing system config&

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    Kde bootup slow - stuck on "initializing system config&

    I tried other Window managers and they come up quickly without a problem. KDE takes at least 5 minutes to start up each time, but then it appears to be fine. It seems to get stuck on "initializing system configuration". Is there a debug switch I can use to figure out where it's getting stuck? I tried as a couple of different users and they all have the same problem.

    No wireless.
    There are Windows partitions - (the user is a former Windows user looking to switch)

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    If you tried other window managers & they do not behave the way KDE does then it is probably related to either your $HOME/.kde/ config files or related to the version/builds of the KDE binaries. you can move the $HOME/.kde directory to a separate location & then run KDE. It should ask you to reconfigure your personal KDE settings.
    cd $HOME
    mkdir backup
    mv .kde backup

    As for the build of the binaries, are you running Knoppix installed to HD as Debian? Or are you running another distro?

    I hope this helps.
    James

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    check the controll center... go threw it carefully... see if something doesnt make sence... for example, if you have SOCKS turned on in the proxy, but SOCKS really doesnt work on your computer... that could explain the time to take to boot... because when booting, your computer is looking for SOCKS! <--hehe... thats just an example... it might not be the SOCKS but shoes (joke)...

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    can this be solved or not!!!!?????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsmith01
    can this be solved or not!!!!?????????
    Maybe? Possibly? Perhaps?
    You must realize that your statement
    Quote Originally Posted by johnsmith01
    can this be solved or not!!!!?????????
    sound rather demanding. Since every single helpful person in these forums are unpaid volunteers, you could be more polite & less demanding.

    That said, read your other post here http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=86050

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    Not solved yet.

    The behavior is very odd.

    If I backup the home directories and reinstall knoppix, everything is back to being speedy.
    Once things slow down, there is no recovery. I tried deleting all local dot directories. It's still slow. I tried as a new user, still slow.

    I can bring up IceWM or other Window Managers fine, but KDE is a dog - until I reinstall.

    I don't see anything in any log file that indicates a problem. The /var/log/messages doesn't have anything and the .Xsession-errors has no timestamps so I can see if something there is getting stuck, but I doubt it. It looks like a kde problem.

    I could not figure out what specifically slowed the machine down, but when the user is left with the machine, it slows down after a while. The problem is that it's not apparent until the next login so something happens while logged in that affects it and it is not apparent until later.

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    Heres a thought.
    ifconfig -a
    Do you have an appropriatly set loopback device?
    Something like:
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    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
    RX packets:152 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:152 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:10600 (10.3 KiB)  TX bytes:10600 (10.3 KiB)
    Based on the feedback from these forums and the strange behavior of Knoppix installed on a HD, I think the Knoppix installer is breaking the loopback network. If you don't have a local loopback then try the direction here http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19518

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    Knoppix 3.9 Login-Manager KDE slow down - reinstall ifupdown

    I had the same problem: Login-Manager very slow, KDE programms slow down on Knoppix 3.9 after an HD-install.

    The apt --reinstall ifupdown and a reboot solved the problem.

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    When the latest Knoppix started to slow down again, I look a look at the "lo" interface and I see:

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    LOOPBACK MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    No ip address assigned!

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    Perhaps u can refer this thread abt speeding the desktop performance
    Code:
    http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19060

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