On my upgraded Fedora 25 system, I encounter a problem when logging in with my main user identity: it takes literally 2-4 minutes to start (i.e. to get me into the gnome shell). Logging in as other users (that basically have not customised their gnome shells), takes only a few seconds.

Disabling gnome extensions does not make a difference.

Logging in as the main user with the gnome x legacy session (x org) takes only a few seconds (as before upgrading).

Sorry, this is not yet a fully formed question. (please help)

One starting question is: which log files (etc) could I investigate?

Another question: what immediate actions could I take to speed wayland starting up?



After having studied https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_debug_Wayland_problems I noted that applications that run as root do not work under wayland.

I then checked the applications that run when starting the gnome shell for this main user, and I removed software (incl SELinux Troubleshooter) from the Startup Applications.

Afterwards I was able to log in at normal speed.

  • I am noting, as stupid as I were, that the login manager had remembered my choice for gnome via x org. Thus, this answer was not correct... – ingli Dec 3 '16 at 14:26

SELinux is an important part of security. You should try F1 to read the boot sequence during boot and your /var/log/messages to be sure it comes from SELinx and if yes how to enable SELinux on some part of your system to keep it safe.

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