App startup times high
shawn at willden.org
Tue Sep 28 04:40:30 BST 2004
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On Tuesday 07 September 2004 03:37 am, SnapafunFrank wrote:
> I recently went through having to uninstall [ rpm -e ] kdelib~ and
> kdebase and then re-install [ urpmi ] because of a 'kdeinit' problem I
> had whilst attempting to update these packages having read a Mandrake
> security alert. ( I'm back in kde-3.2.3 from the distro disc's )
> Now I'm not convinced it is entirely KDE, but since then I have time to
> go make a coffee whenever I attempt to open any apps. Anything at all!
> I'm running a PIII 733hz 512RAM system and things ran fine before.
> Any ideas where I should start looking?
I have this problem occasionally because of outdated font cache files. I have
lots of fonts and without up-to-date font caches, every app that's started up
scans all of them, pegging the CPU at 100% for quite a while.
The solution that I've found (better ones requested! [For Debian]) is to go to
the root of each of the major repositories of fonts on the system and run
Fixes it right up,
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