I'm on elementaryOS 0.4.1 Loki with an SSD as my boot drive, so I have very fast booting. However, whenever I log in, it takes an agonizing 60 seconds for wingpanel to appear.

Here is my Xorg log. What should I do?


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    same here. 2 minutes
    – Mike Rodov
    Commented Jun 10, 2017 at 13:45

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There is already a bug report for this problem, see Bug #1596377.

As suggested in the comments, the following workaround seems to fix the problem for some users:

sudo mv /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop.backup

This worked for me, no delayed startup for the last couple of days (before it was ~2min after every boot).

Update: Probably a duplicate of question 10726

  • It seems to somewhat work. Boot times vary from instantaneous (like before) to 10 seconds, which is a lot better than 60. I'll mark this as the answer Commented Jun 10, 2017 at 18:24
  • on eOS 5.1 this not working Commented Dec 29, 2019 at 8:37

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