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Re: Gnome2 hangs for 30 secs in startup.

Christian Marillat writes:
 > Edd Dumbill <edd@usefulinc.com> writes:
 > > On Sun, 2002-10-06 at 19:30, Stian Jordet wrote:
 > [...]
 > > Elsewhere, I just helped a friend out on this too.  Shouldn't the
 > > default Debian GNOME 2 install somehow set this key to
 > > /usr/bin/x-window-manager so update-alternatives can handle this?
 > This is already the case. See /usr/bin/gnome-wm

That, in fact, turns out to be the problem.  No amount of messing with
gconf keys or setting of environment variables fixed the delay for me
(although it was closer to 10 seconds than 30).  Simply renaming




did the trick; now metacity starts instantly, without the delay.  On a
quick inspection, I cannot see what in the shell script was causing
the problem.

All the best,


David Megginson, david@megginson.com, http://www.megginson.com/

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