App startup times high

Andrew Lees andrewl_oz at
Tue Sep 7 12:57:11 BST 2004

On Tuesday 07 September 2004 19:37, SnapafunFrank wrote:
> Hi
> 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?

It could be a problem with network name lookup - try putting an entry for your 
own computer in /etc/hosts

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