I've been using RH since version 4.xxx (can't remember
exaactly), so I'm pretty sure it's not me! I bought version
6.1 and have it set up to go to the gui directly, rather
than going to the terminal first.
Using a fresh installation, it works fine for about a week
or two. After that, here's the problem:
I login to a user account and the "desktop" for that account
either doesn't load or takes a really, really long time to
load (I've never waited for it to complete but if I did it
would probably take about 5 minutes or so).
My solution so far has been to kill the X server
(ctrl-alt-backspace) and then login again. Everything's OK
I'm using a PII Toshiba laptop (Satellite Pro 4015 CDT with
96MB ram) and RH6.1 as the sole OS on my system.
This has happened across several re-installs. I always
assumed it was something I did while installing, and would
re-install the complete OS. Everything would always work OK
for awhile (about 20 logins), then it would hit the crapper
as described above.
I can't reproduce this; to debug it, it would be helpful if you did the
- in your .Xclients, change the plain "exec" to "exec strace -f -o debug-output"
- reproduce the problem (try to cause a slow login)
- if you get a slow login, change "exec strace -f -o debug-output" back to
"exec" before you try to log in again; debug-output will be overwritten
every time you log in, you need the one from the slow login
- mail the file debug-output in your home directory to firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm going to mark it WORKSFORME for now but will reopen if you get a chance to
send me this debug-output file