Bug 401581 - long delay when starting gnome-terminal
Summary: long delay when starting gnome-terminal
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-session
Version: 8
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Behdad Esfahbod
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-11-27 18:27 UTC by David Huff
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:21 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:21:27 UTC

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Description David Huff 2007-11-27 18:27:18 UTC
Description of problem:

When I start the terminal some time it takes >2 min to start.  I have noticed
this with other apps as well however is most prevalent with the terminal.  Seems
to happen more and longer waits on high legacy networks such wireless with vpn.
 I have also noticed some network intense apps like synergy preform slow in F8.

This bug should probably be filed under a network component however I am not
sure if it truly is a network issue or what component to file under.  Let me
know if any addition info is needed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
f8 on a T42 thinkpad.  

02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet
Controller (Mobile) (rev 03)

02:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network
Connection (rev 05)

How reproducible:

pretty regularly

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start apps on high latency network
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Behdad Esfahbod 2007-12-04 02:34:36 UTC
I've seen similar things on F8.  For me, it triggers if I install gtk trunk. 
Someone suggested that it's gnome-session dying or something like that...

Comment 2 Jake Walters 2008-01-26 15:36:08 UTC
This is happening for me as well on a Thinkpad T60

]~$uname -r

]~$rpm -qa | grep gnome-terminal

Comment 3 Jake Walters 2008-02-05 16:21:07 UTC
This is showing up in other apps as well while connected to a vpn
connection...Image viewer and evince are very slow starting up. Same kernel as
my above report.

Comment 4 Behdad Esfahbod 2008-02-05 21:05:08 UTC
Lets reassign to gnome-session.

Comment 5 Zdenek Kabelac 2008-02-06 14:55:43 UTC
Well it happens to me as well - when I start any application - especially when I
suspend the machine in one intranet network with private names and wakeup in a
different intranet network (where these names cannot be resolved - so it waits
for some resolvement timeout)

What helps me is to remove file:  $HOME/.ICEauthority - as according to strace
the gnome startup get's locked on some hostname resolution of the hostname which
is present in the .ICEauthority file.

I'm unsure if this is exactly the same problem - but maybe worth to try...

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