CentOS 5 :: X/Gnome Takes Long Time To Load And Sudo Takes Long Time To Execute
Oct 13, 2009
I am running Centos 5.3. I ran no updates, performed no installs, nor changed any configuration immediately prior to this issue. My problem is this: when I run the command startx (default runlevel 3), it is a long time (5-10 minutes) before Gnome startx, and once it does start applications will not run. Also, when I try to use sudo (from any environment, even ssh), it is a long time (5-10) before the command is executed.
I cannot say for sure, but it seems like this is an intermittent problem. Sometimes X takes a long time to start, but once it starts it will launch programs. Sometimes X takes a long time to launch, but once it starts it will only launch certain programs. Though presently X always takes a long time to start, and I cannot successfully launch any programs.
A while back a had a similar problem to this (x taking long time to start, sudo taking long time to execute) and it ended up being a DNS problem. Unfortunately, I cannot remember exactly what it was and I stupidly did not document it. Maybe this is also DNS related, I don't know.
I don't know what log files to look at for problems with X, Gnome, and sudo taking a long time to start.
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows XP on my system. After installing Ubuntu, it boots normally about once, and then the next time I try to boot, I have to wait a few minutes with it saying "GRUB Loading." I have read other threads about this that say that it is clearly a GRUB2 problem, and something about Windows overwriting something with the MBR; although I haven't booted into windows once in the process of installing Ubuntu (multiple times) or afterward. GRUB version 1.97~beta4.
I am using KVM and created four guest Operating systems on it. The server host is Ubuntu 10.04.I am using 4 websites in a reverse proxy environment. One of our website is running on CentOS VM. Right now there is no traffic on the website static HTML pages. I do not have any clue as why it was taking longer time to be accessed.
Now I use mutt to manage the mail list. But when I start to mutt, it takes a long time (about 1~2 minutes) to load all the mail list, about 20 thousands mail. I don't know why it takes such a long time.
It takes me a while to log in the splash screen just sits there for ages before i get to the desktop. Never used to be this slow and I'm not sure why. Firstly, I'm running Ubuntu 11.04, standard DE. I do have conky starting up in a script but it has the & at the end of the line so I didn't think this would cause it (or is there some special case for log in time on how & is treated?). However as a test I will comment out the line in the script and see if it is the cause.
However just for general knowledge and in case that isn't the problem, how does one go seeing what is happening during the time from when one log's in and the desktop is displayed? Is there some kind of log that shows the date/time that can be enabled or is there a debug mode that can be enabled somehow via special keys or maybe from grub?
I've setup vsftpd correctly and it's running fine with local users (in the same LAN). However, when remote users wanna login to the server, it takes more than 1 minute to get in. Users do can login from remote. It just took too long. (It prompted for the username and password very fast.) Since the server is behind a router, I did configure the port forwarding for TCP 20-21. The centos version is 5.3. The vsftpd is v2.0.5.
After I installed a new hard drive, when I booted up into Ubuntu, it would give me this error: "failed command: WRITE DMA". So I tried the workarounds and I guess it just covered the log with the Boot Splash, now it's taking a long time just to boot up.
I'm having trouble with Vim in any terminal emulator I use. I have a link (vi) to vim. Occasionally it will take very long to load, whether I use 'vi' or 'vi file'. Before, if I could I would restart X, and then it would load instantly again, but I waited this time and it did load, after a minute or so. Is this a problem with X or vim?
After upgrading to a 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04, I have found that it takes a lot longer to open any browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera. Does anyone know why? I thought 64 bit Ubuntu should be faster than the 32 bit version. Nevertheless, I see no difference besides the browser problem mentioned above.
When I log into an Xfce session, the splash screen indicates the "starting window manager" step with a busy cursor for about 10 seconds or more. Mind you this is a 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo machine.I have tried logging out, mv-ing ~/.config/xfce4 from a tty console, and logging back in, but the problem persists.I am running Xfce 22.214.171.124 from squeeze.
I have a newly installed Kubuntu 10.04 running here, works fine except for one thing.
I have a kind of "fileserver" and it has a samba share that I have mounted in the home folder of my desktop computer ("/home/xxx/fileserver", the server is running an older version of Ubuntu, can't exactly remember what it is but the filesystem is ext2, if that's of any importance).
I have large files on the server, mostly video. When I use Dolphin (or Konqueror, doesn't make any difference) and right click one of these large files and choose Properties, it takes a LONG time to load the properties window. As if it copies the file to local hd before opening properties, or something.
The reason why I posted here and not in the networking section is, that I had the exact same setup with my previous installation which was Kubuntu 8.04, and also at least three different Ubuntu's before that. Never had this problem before, so I think my server and networking thingies are okay.
The Fedora machine acts like print and file server.But the problem, its the conection time.When i start the machine with fedora, takes like five or more minutes to appear in "My network places" in the windows machines, and if the server dont appear, i cant print and browse in the server files with the windows machines.I can browse in the internal network files (Windows folders) from fedora all the time, i have internet conection and with the internal network all the time, but the server just dont appear in the network places in the windows machines when i just start the server.
I check the samba status when i start (in the terminal), and its running.And i have a control program called "Control of Ciber", this program connect with the "Slaves" terminals and the conection appear in the server, but when i just turn on the server, the machines appear offline, and they connect after the same time taken for the server to appear in "My network places" in windows.I dont know if have a relation, but i cant open the share folders of the fedora machine in the windows computers, a error dialog appear (Privileges problem), and i just cant see the files in the folder.I give administrator privileges to everyone in this particular shared folder (Chmod 775), and i put the "Security = share" in the samba file. This issues dont happen in debian or ubuntu with the same configuration
Shutting down my machine takes a very long time! Not convenient when one want to pack his laptop (I don't dare to when the fan is still blowing).
Upon shutdown, I press 'esc' and see what's happening. The last commands seem to hang. First, shutting down the network interfaces seem to last long than needed (eth0, pan0, wlan0). Sometimes, it stalls also on "networkmanager disconnecting from DBUS" (or something like this ) (which is the very last command executed). Hmm, I will write the exact command down.
I currently have a Nexxt Lynx 150 Wireless USB adapter attatched to one of my home destops to recieve my wifi signal, however, i have run into a speed bump in terms of getting it connected to my ubuntu 11.04. This adapter works perfectly in windows and on the ubuntu live cd, but, when i install ubuntu to my hard drive and try to connect to my network,
it just takes a very long time, then says, disconnected. My signal is WPA2-Personal protected. Here is a link to the adapter's home page > [URL] It seems to me that this is a driver problem. The cd that my adapter came with has drivers for linux on it, but i havent the slightest clue how to use them.
I recently broke down in the face of morbid curiosity and clicked that little version update button. it seems to run flawlessly (after i uninstalled the pesky touchpad) but it takes a long time to boot up now. at least a full minute. is this normal?
I will add also that it said my version of grub had been modified (which i dont remember doing, but may have) so i told it to leave the current one in place.
I have been using ubuntu for a while and i like it a lot, im a web developer and i have windows xp installed in virtual box, i moved completely to linux and just use windows to test in ie, it had been a while since i didnt use windows and i had to use in the last few days and noticed how much faster it is, the thing that bothered me the most is when opening folders in the desktop or the recycle bin, in windows its instant, in ubuntu opening a folder takes a long time to open nautilus, is this normal or is my installation bad, any comments are appreciated, i dont want to abandon ubuntu, i really like it but it really bothers me that nautilus is so slow to open.
My ISP offers the service of native IPv6. So my ADSL router provides me with a local and global IPv6 address. However after a reboot it takes minutes to finally see the global address when using "ifconfog eth0". During that time I can't do a ping6 to an external server, which seems logical. So I waited several minutes, but no global address. After that I started a KDE session, went back to the console(<Ctrl>+<Alt>+F1) and now the global address was there. Is this normal behavior or should I file bug report?
I did used the Alien-Arena yesterday as usual and did work fine from start to finish! When I launch it today, it is taking about 4 minutes to load the main screen. I did a reinstall and with no success! Completely removed it with synaptic and reinstall... but the problem still remains! Something went wrong and I can't figure out what
I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, and it works perfectly.However, since last week (probably after some update), the gnome menu bar takes much longer to appear when I login. After it appears, it works just fine.To clarify, I turn on the system, login, the desktop background image and icons appear, and only after about 30 seconds the upper and lower gnome menu bars appear (a week ago all of it loaded almost instantly).
I am using KVM and created four guest Operating systems on it.The server host is Ubuntu 10.04.I am using 4 websites in a reverse proxy environment.One of our website is running on CentOS VM.Right now there is no traffic on the website static HTML pages.I do not have any clue as why it was taking longer time to be accessed.
It takes a few minutes to start during boot and I just did a fresh install in a virtual machine. Haven't touched sendmail so it has default config. Someone told me it could be a DNS issue, but I can do DNS lookups and navigate the web well.
I'm trying to fix a friends EeePC notebook (Asus) running a recently upgraded Ubuntu 10.04 from Karmic Koala. She used the update manager for the upgrade to 10.04 LTS and everything was fine until she had tried to install something from the Ubuntu Software Center (she doesn't remember what happened). After that, both Update manager and Synaptic stopped working.Update manager gives the following error:Quote:Software index is broken. ... Try to use synaptic for something?!...
Then Synaptic manager gives the following error:Quote:E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report.And when I try that command, the terminal just keeps blinking with the cursor and does nothing for more than an hour. This is the output of the comand:Quote:
jasna@Jasna:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a [sudo] password for jasna: Setting up moodle (1.9.4.dfsg-0ubuntu4) ...