No answers but *exactly* the same problem. I only noticed it when I ran evolution from the menus, it took 30 seconds to start, whereas when I run it from the command line it starts immediately.
I finally traced the problem to this error which only occurs when I run evolution from the menu system:-
** Message: secret service operation failed: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.I *think* I know why this is too, to overcome a bug in the Gnome startup (in the way it starts gnome-keyring-daemon etc.) I have the following in my .xprofile:-
eval $(gnome-keyring-daemon --start)Presumably this gets executed *after* the main X startup and so the environment for the menus etc. doesn't have the correct 'bits' for gnome-keyring etc. whereas the termnals I'm running do have the right things and evolution starts instantly without the error.
So what I need to do (and presumably anyone else seeing this problem needs to do) is to get the above few lines to execute early in the X startup process.