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Slow Login Intrepid Ibex - X is the problem?.

I have upgraded my laptop to the latest Ubuntu (Intrepid Ibex). I was happy to notice My Audio is now working fine. Headphones too :) My flash issue is still open (I think it is in Adobe's Court - and they dont seem to bother) Everything else *looked* fine.

However, on a deeper examination. There is a small issue (not a deal breaker, though). The user login takes a little longer. I looked at the syslog.

There are some noticiably interesting things (All I think it boils down to X11, I may be wrong)
  1. X (crashes? and) is restarted RIGHT before gdm login screen appears. There a log of compiz real segfault-ing
    WARNING: gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0
    Nov 2 13:02:27 sar-akshaya kernel: [ 6185.471607] compiz.real[5767]: segfault at 2b0021 ip 08055c8c sp bf9ad770 error 4 in compiz.real[8048000+34000]
    Nov 2 13:02:28 sar-akshaya gdm[5326]: Sigfile not found
  2. . After a couple quick screen flickers, login screen appears and after login credentials are entered, for the WHOLE desktop to loadup, it takes around 20-30 secs. A correspoding log shows gdm, pulse audio timeouts and errors
    Nov 2 03:30:26 sar-akshaya gdm[4993]: Error adding passphrase key token to user session keyring; rc = [-5]
    Nov 2 03:30:26 sar-akshaya gdm[4946]: Sigfile not found
    Nov 2 03:30:27 sar-akshaya pulseaudio[5162]: ltdl-bind-now.c: Failed to find original dlopen loader.
    Nov 2 03:30:27 sar-akshaya pulseaudio[5169]: main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, 31)) failed: Operation not permitted
    Nov 2 03:30:27 sar-akshaya pulseaudio[5169]: main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_RTPRIO, (9, 9)) failed: Operation not permitted
    Nov 2 03:30:27 sar-akshaya x-session-manager[5070]: WARNING: Unable to find provider 'gnome-wm' of required component 'windowmanager'
    Nov 2 03:30:37 sar-akshaya x-session-manager[5070]: WARNING: Application 'gnome-wm.desktop' failed to register before timeout
    Nov 2 03:30:47 sar-akshaya x-session-manager[5070]: WARNING: Application 'libcanberra-login-sound.desktop' failed to register before timeout
    Nov 2 03:30:48 sar-akshaya pulseaudio[5169]: module-x11-xsmp.c: X11 session manager not running.
    Nov 2 03:30:48 sar-akshaya pulseaudio[5169]: module.c: Failed to load module "module-x11-xsmp" (argument: ""): initialization failed.
    Nov 2 03:30:49 sar-akshaya anacron[5413]: Anacron 2.3 started on 2008-11-02
    Nov 2 03:30:49 sar-akshaya anacron[5413]: Normal exit (0 jobs run)
  3. The xorg.conf file is extremely small compared to my old one. There seems to be a lot of AUTO setup happening now..
    Section "Device"
     Identifier "Configured Video Device"
     Option "UseFBDev" "true"
    Section "Monitor"
     Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    Section "Screen"
     Identifier "Default Screen"
     Monitor "Configured Monitor"
     Device "Configured Video Device"
  4. gedit takes a quite some time to start up (around 3-5 secs, no errors in console though)
  5. There is a small line that appears on my transparent panel, appearing as if glx engine is not enabled
    This is much clearly visible while doing a cube effect

There is a launch pad defect raised, if you have the same issue, please contribute. Also a discussion that started it all.

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