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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2002 9:43 pm    Post subject: kde startup takes ages Reply with quote

Hi,

I've a little kde problem here with kde 3.0.4. The startup of kde until it displays the splash screen takes more than a minute. On my previous linux installations (with kde <= 3.0) kde took about 10-20 seconds to start and display the splash screen. Is this a new "feature" of kde 3.0.4?

I started to investigate the problem and found out that kdeinit takes that long. I tried to strace kdeinit to see what's going on but unfortunately it forks. I could imagine that loading the libraries takes that long but an ldd on my old kdeinit (from a backup of my prev linux installation) showed that the old version loads exactly the same libraries as my current installation. I meanwhile recompiled kdelibs and kdebase with --disable-debug and --enable-final and kde itself runs very fast now. Unfortunately this had no effect on the startup time. I even downgraded gcc to 2.9.5 to see if this has an effect. As optimization I only use -O2 and -march=i686 - the same settings as the backuped version was compiled with.

Any ideas how to speed up the startup?
How can I see what my harddisk is loading while kdeinit is initializing?

Thanks for your help,
Alex
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2002 10:15 pm    Post subject: Re: kde startup takes ages Reply with quote

d_f0rce wrote:
How can I see what my harddisk is loading while kdeinit is initializing?

Code:
$ strace -eopen -f kdeinit &> /tmp/kdeinitrace
...should give you a list of all files being opened by kdeinit.
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