Funny thing is that as root - leafpad is quick - neither vlc or virtualbox allow running as root.

I did a su then leafpad  - sudo says no display.

Why would root work and not the home user id?

Is there a way to change the 25000 delay to 2000 ?

On 12/27/21 06:13, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 20/10/2021 00.01, Larry Len Rainey wrote:


Any ideas on how to find the slowness in loading?

I have one laptop, upgraded from 15.2 to 15.3, where one application takes 20 seconds to start. I have not tested more applications. The delay appears in the log, related to xdg-desktop-portal-gtk.service.

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