Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 861831
GNOME 3 Activities panel takes several minutes to appear after login on ATI FirePro V4800
Last modified: 2014-09-13 14:58:23 EDT
Created attachment 619600 [details]
Dmesg output with 'drm.debug=14' kernel parameter set
Description of problem:
This test was performed in response to the Fedora 18 Alpha Radeon Test Day.
After logging on to a GNOME session successfully, it takes at least 2 minutes (but no more than 3 minutes) for the GNOME 3 Activities panel to appear at the top of the desktop. Obviously, the desktop is unusable until this appears. When tested, this happens even after logging in from a fresh reboot or shutdown. No other users are logged in to the system.
I have only enough software on this system to perform the Radeon Test Day tests outlined here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2012-09-26_Radeon
I have filed this against the ATI driver since I did not notice this issue on my NVIDIA system (http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_5eda5764-938d-45bb-a643-25f88855c697).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Almost always. It happens 90% of the time by my estimation.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Startup system.
2. Login to GNOME desktop.
3. Wait 2 to 3 minutes for GNOME 3 Activities panel to appear.
The GNOME 3 Activities panel takes 2 to 3 minutes to appear after a user logs in to the desktop.
The GNOME 3 Activities panel should not take but a few seconds to appear after login assuming no other user-specified login tasks are being run.
* Smolt profile:
Not sure if it is related to this issue, but I filed another bug which highlights the very long time it takes this system to display the GDM login.
Created attachment 619601 [details]
All Xorg.*.log files directly after waiting for Activities panel to appear
Created attachment 619603 [details]
All /var/log/gdm logs directly after waiting for Activities panel to appear
Adam, are you able to reproduce it on latest Fedora 18 or 19?
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Does not happen to me on the very same card with F20 or RHEL7; there's no delay in loading the top panel after login. Closing now.