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Menu takes longer to load than rest of desktop

Postby alexk2444 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:05 pm

Whenever I boot into LMDE, the menu takes significantly longer than everything else to load.
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Re: Menu takes longer to load than rest of desktop

Postby Sonsum on Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:30 pm

Are you using MATE? I've noticed this on my netbook in MATE (I use Gnome 3 on my regular machine).

I don't really consider it a problem, it's just a minor fake out because you think the system is finished booting before it really is.
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Re: Menu takes longer to load than rest of desktop

Postby alexk2444 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:05 pm

So if the system is still loading, would maxing out my ram help?
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Re: Menu takes longer to load than rest of desktop

Postby Sonsum on Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:39 am

I don't believe so and I don't think it's really a memory problem. Perhaps could you describe your problem a little more detailed? Frankly, I don't really see an issue.
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Re: Menu takes longer to load than rest of desktop

Postby nomko on Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:35 am

I noticed it also. Rebooting the system, waiting for the menu button to appear. This might take a few seconds aftre the system is ready booting. I'm really curious why this happens.
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Re: Menu takes longer to load than rest of desktop

Postby alexk2444 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:19 am

It's a problem because I can open home folder via the shortcut on the desktop and open the terminal at the desktop via right-click. So something about the menu is making take longer to load.
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Re: Menu takes longer to load than rest of desktop

Postby Sonsum on Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:51 pm

I think the menu is probably just a plugin. It would load after the desktop is loaded. While annoying, it isn't really a bug. Perhaps the time can be cut down in an updated version (which would come in an update pack), but I do not believe this is a user-specific error.

Perhaps hibernate your system instead of a full shutdown? That would dramatically shorten your boot time.
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Re: Menu takes longer to load than rest of desktop

Postby alexk2444 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:49 pm

I'll see how it is after the next update. I can't really hibernate because I have a laptop.
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Re: Menu takes longer to load than rest of desktop

Postby Sonsum on Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:28 pm

alexk2444 wrote:I'll see how it is after the next update. I can't really hibernate because I have a laptop.


My laptops hibernate perfectly, much better than my desktops, actually. Having a laptop does in no way prevent you from hibernating :mrgreen:
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