extremely long start up times
scolinet at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 13:06:53 BST 2004
Look if your hostname is in /etc/host, because sometime dcop_server
use this name and apps try to connect to this name and if the name is
only resolv by a distant DNS server, it can take long time.
On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 22:10:19 -0500, darren <alias3 at crotchett.com> wrote:
> I am running KDE 3.2 on Mandrake 10.0 on my laptop. Everything runs normal
> while I'm at home. When I'm at school, however, some apps take an
> extraordinary amount of time to start (like 5 minutes). Once started, they
> seem to operate fine. Other applications don't suffer this same fate.
> Examples of applications that start slowly:
> o Open Office
> o Kate
> o Konqueror *this one isn't consistently bad
> Examples of applications that start OK:
> o Kmail
> o FireFox
> o Konsole
> o Audacity
> o Skype
> The only difference between starting my computer at home and my computer at
> school is that my ethernet is plugged in when starting at home. My internet
> connection at school is wireless. It is not started until I have fully
> booted (I start the wireless connection manually).
> Any suggestions where to look or how to begin troubleshooting? Or, better
> yet, anyone recognize this issue.
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