After a week or so of playing around with Fedora on a P4 2.4GHz machine with 1GB of RAM I found that it was to my liking so I decided to switch my primary machine over to it fron Windows. I trotted through the installation steps and didn't encounter any problems, but now that I"m up and running I'm finding a heck of a lot of trouble with X opening applications... For example, from a fresh boot if I click the launcher for a Terminal window (standard Gnome Terminal) it takes approximately 13 seconds for the window to open. Now, the interesting part is that there's no hard disk activity during this time, so it's not the application being loaded initially. Furthermore, it takes just as long to open the application a second or third time (whether the prior instances are still open or not.)
The computer is a Dell Dimension 6100 with some upgrades:
Pentium D 2.8GHz
Dell motherboard with Intel 945 express chipset
Intel onboard SATA controller, operating in ATA mode for compatibility with XP Pro x64
3GB PC3200 RAM, dual channeled
ATI Radeon x1600 PCI xPress video card (this is not properly detected, using the VESA driver, but it's not display latency I have an issue with)
I can't think of anything else that's relevant to the issue, I've checked to make sure that services I understand to be relevant are running (acpid, irqbalance in particular). I'm really clueless as to what the issue could be. As soon as I find a HOWTO that works that shows me how to install the kernel source RPM (I know how to use the vanilla kernel but I want to retain Fedora compliance as much as possible) I'll take a peek at a rebuilt kernel, but the performance from the console seems fine, so I'm not sure how much that will help.
Anyone else run in to this or know what type of thing I should look at/for?