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Re: Mate desktop delay

On Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 11:52:50PM -0400, Frank McCormick wrote:
> I am running Debian Sid/Buster and the Mate desktop. For the last 4 or 5
> weeks there has been a delay of perhaps 30-40 seconds before the desktop
> appears. I have looked at dmsg logs and journalctl logs but nothing seems to
> stand out.
> A year or more ago Mate users had a similar problem - at that time as I
> recall it had something to do with the system entropy for random numbers.
> Anybody recall this? Could it be back ?

Coincidentally, there has been some conversation on LKML recently about
an issue with getrandom() lacking entropy causing boot hangs. Interesting
read here:


Getting back to your issue, you may want to try this out and see if
it works:

# apt install haveged
# systemctl enable haveged
# systemctl start haveged

Have a look at this:



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