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I purchased the 5 CD Mandrake 10.1 distribution from Linux Central and upgraded my Mandrake 9.2 system. The install when ok but after rebooting it takes 5 minutes for me ...
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    Mandrake 10.1 5 min login


    I purchased the 5 CD Mandrake 10.1 distribution from Linux Central and upgraded my Mandrake 9.2 system. The install when ok but after rebooting it takes 5 minutes for me to login to my user account. After typing in my username and password the login screen is frozen for those 5 minutes. Logging in as root is faster but when the GNOME 2.6 screen appears it says it has to rebuild in safe mode, which takes about 4 minutes. Logging out and then logging back in takes maybe 5 seconds after I get loggin in once. Its just when I shutdown or reboot that takes the 5 minutes. Mandrake 9.2 did not do this. The system is a Dell pentium 3 with 128 MB RAM.

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    if you are able to login at all...do a back up and do a fresh installation, it is very unsual for mdk to take that long for you to login unless you are having major conflicts.

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    You say that after you login and logout, your login is speed up? Without knowing more, I would say that you have some process trying to startup and maybe timing out when you first start up and login. Logins would occur faster after that b/c the process is already running. I don't know it would be though.

    Do you get any errors or anything? If you login w/out x, do you get the same symptoms?

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    Mandrake 10.1 backup

    Thanks to imdeemvp and jeremy1701 for their ideas.
    I have been trying to backup my data files to my SONY CD-RW with no success.
    GCombust and Gnome-Toaster will not recognize my CD-RW drive.
    I have done a cdrecord -scan bus with the following message.

    scsidev: 'ATA'
    devname: 'ATA'
    scsibus: -2 target: -2: lun: -2
    Warning: Using ATAPI via /dev/hd* interface. Use dev=ATA:X,Y,Z or dev=/dev/hdX
    cdrecord: Read-only file system. Cannot open '/dev/hdc'. Cannot open SCSI driver.

    putting in 2 2 2 to configure GCombust does not work. nor does 0 0 0

    X-CD-Roast will recognize the drive but it seems it only writes ISO images to my CD.
    And I do not know how to recover the files from an ISO image.
    X-CD-Roast uses ATAPI:0,0,0

    Any help would be appreciated

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    Same Problem will sign-in delay

    I have the same problem.
    I was thinking it might have to do with the Nvidea driver but have yet prove it. I am open to ideas and will let y'all know if I fix it.
    I also am having problems with the internet working very slowly! I am using MS just to post this!
    Any ideas?

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    New info. The sign in delay does not happen if you boot and read a book and then sign in.

    Fixed the slow internet by deleting my old connection with the wizard and making a new one. I think it is faster than 9.2 was!

    Thanks to all the helpful people!!

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    If you are still interested. I had the same problem i.e. 5min to start. The problemm has gone after I have reinstalled the system. Just erased the old one and intelled MDK anew. Good thing I don't have that many important data to luse.

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    Try disabling devfsd

    Hi,

    Found a solution through: http://www.google.com/search?q=mandrake+login+delay (1st link)

    Try disabling devfsd. Maybe even removing it altogether and installing udev (it seems a fresh 10.1 install doesn't install devfsd but udev)

    I'll try it myself this evening, but have faith in the outcome.

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    clean install

    I backed up my data and did a clean install, formatting root and home.
    The 5 min login went away.
    and as noted by mivale, I do not have devfsd installed now but I do have udev running

    Thank you all.

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