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When I log on to my desktop in gnome. It takes an awful long time to see the desktop. Usually 3-5 minutes. I dont know what it could be. If ...
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    When I log on to my desktop in gnome. It takes an awful long time to see the desktop. Usually 3-5 minutes. I dont know what it could be. If I log on as any other user it logs on quickly.

    any ideas on where to check?

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    Start the login, then switch to a virtual terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F2) and run the "ps aux" command. This will show you all processes running and how much CPU each is taking. See if there's anything that's taking an obscene amount.

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    Interesting troubleshooting technique. I will attempt this. Thanks BROHAM!
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    Ok, I'm having a similar issue, except mine is taking much longer that 3-5 min. I tried what you suggested, the Ctrl+Alt+F2, and then ps aux, but nothing is eating up alot of cpu or memory. It also takes a long time to logoff from X. Any other ideas?

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