loading before the login is fast, but it takes 30-50 seconds after logging in.

Once its fully booted, it has no other speed issues. Something is bottlenecking during the login process and I don't know what that is.

I'm using the factory ATI driver and I have dual-displays. I've tried the ATI driver with no success so I reverted to the stock driver.

I've seen other people with similar issues but no solutions.


from what I see on the net, it seems to be related to cinnamon. If you try xfce you will find that it is much faster.

Give it a try and report back please



  • The OP doesn't appear to mention Cinnamon anywhere; and, even if this is the issue, installing a different DE isn't really a fix—more a workaround.
    – HalosGhost
    Feb 23 '15 at 20:11
  • I decided to go to Ubuntu instead. its still a bit slow but not as much, I'm thinking its my HDD which is getting on in years, hoping to go SSD soon.
    – Eddie
    Mar 16 '15 at 20:49
  • Similar issue with KDE here: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/269524/…
    – nemarona
    Mar 13 '16 at 17:28

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