After providing the login name and password, the
splash screen replete with its progress bar appears.
If one watches it carefully, one sees that it is
segmented into six stages: the first happens almost
instantly, the next two almost as one, then the fourth
and, after a longer pause, the fifth, and...
Sometimes the sixth appears, sometimes it does not. In
both cases, the KDE desktop appears.
Has everything loaded okay, even though the sixth
stage was never reached before the appearance of the
(Note: this happens on both of my computers, but a few
daily upgrades ago, it did not, ie., the sixth stage