I'm trying out emacs. With no .emacs file and starting emacs 26.1 with emacs -Q on Debian 10, it takes two seconds for the welcome screen to show up. Before the welcome screen, there is a message "Loading .../00debian.el (source)...done". The "done" part shows up right away; I didn't have to wait for the word "done".

When this disappears, the welcome message shows up. I can press a key to get rid of it but this lag is disorienting.

How do I remove this lag?

Just to make sure the 00debian.el isn't the source of the delay, I deleted the file entirely. Now the message doesn't show up but the lag is still there.

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    AFAIK with -Q the 00debian.el should not be loaded. Any chance you were actually typing emacs -q (with lowercase q)? Also, please indicate if you're running Emacs in GUI mode inside a text terminal (and if so, which text terminal): my crystal ball tells me it might be related to xterm-extra-capabilities. – Stefan Nov 5 '19 at 16:10
  • @Stefan Nope. Definitely the capital Q. Also tried --quick with same results. I'm using terminal emacs, in a Linux installation that just displays the console. No xterm or any other terminal programs. – ana Nov 5 '19 at 16:15
  • @Stefan FYI, SSH'ing into Linux also shows the same lag. – ana Nov 5 '19 at 16:20
  • Sounds like a bug (Debian? Emacs?). If you don't get a good answer here then maybe submit an Emacs bug report (M-x report-emacs-bug) or a Debian bug report (?). – Drew Nov 5 '19 at 16:47
  • @ana: the "Linux console" is a text terminal. And when "SSH'ing into Linux" you're most likely also doing it from within a text terminal. So my crystal ball just seems more confident about its guess. – Stefan Nov 5 '19 at 17:23

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