A few days ago my boot time became significantly slower. The boot seems to proceed normally until x starts, and then it turns much slower than before, up to and including when gdm starts. gdm is very slow and unresponsive. Once I'm logged in and the desktop loads, however, the system speed seems fine.
I am not exactly sure if this started at the same time as the recent update to the x packages. My only other idea is that it might be that it's due to my switching on and off the hardware wireless switch while the system was already booted up.
I am using fedora 9 64 bit, I don't have compiz installed and am using the vesa driver (the i810 intel driver is not working for me with xorg, so I reverted to vesa). I have this problem on the most recent kernel as well as a kernel a couple of months old.
Could someone help give me an idea on how I might troubleshoot this?