App startup times high

SnapafunFrank Frank at
Tue Oct 12 11:16:24 BST 2004

SnapafunFrank wrote:

> gregor wrote:
>> On Tuesday 07 September 2004 03:37 am, SnapafunFrank wrote:
>> > I recently went through having to uninstall [ rpm -e ] kdelib~ and
>> > kdebase and then re-install [ urpmi ] because of a 'kdeinit' problem I
>> > had whilst attempting to update these packages having read a Mandrake
>> > security alert. ( I'm back in kde-3.2.3 from the distro disc's )
>> >
>> > Now I'm not convinced it is entirely KDE, but since then I have 
>> time to
>> > go make a coffee whenever I attempt to open any apps. Anything at all!
>> >
>> > I'm running a PIII 733hz 512RAM system and things ran fine before.
>> >
>> > Any ideas where I should start looking?
>> uhm.. may sound quite silly, but look if there's a hostname in your 
>> /etc/hostname ;-)
>> I had no hostname in it (how did that happen??), and the result was 
>> the same behaviour as on your system.
>> good luck,
>> gregor
> Not so silly actually. This is one of the first places to look for 
> this tyoe of issue but in my case it did not help.
> By the way, my hosts file is /etc/hosts [ Mandrake10 ]. In mine I have :
>       www.snapafun.con        Snapafun
>       www.snapafun.con        localhost
> as I run webmin in an effort to learn things about what my system is 
> doing. ( Not to much overkill is it? ) [ The ".con" is simply to keep 
> webmin 'onboard' and appears to work well.]
> Initially I only had :
>                    Snapafun
> Thanks for the response gregor.
> And thank you again Shawn. I have just got home so will enjoy the 
> challenge ahead tracking down your suggestions. Will let you know what 
> the results are.
UPDATE: I have added the following to have my /etc/hosts file look like so:    localhost.localdomain    localhost    Snapafun.localdomain    localhost    www.snapafun.con    Snapafun    www.snapafun.con    localhost

And as a result my apps now open within 5 seconds. Heaps better than 38 
seconds any day. There is still more to do as the same apps open almost 
instantly as root or as another user.  Also, I properly have to much 
within the /etc/hosts file now but will resolve that later. For now 
things work better.



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