XFree slow to start(solved)

Cliff McDiarmid cliffhanger at gardener.com
Sat Apr 17 12:59:19 PDT 2004

> > > On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Declan Moriarty  wrote:   
> My memory jogs here. There's something in the faq or somewhere about 
> making sure X doesn't go off onto the network looking for various 
> information. A resolv.conf setting, for your own box?  
> /tries to focus on fading memories. FAILS. 
> I think it was your equivelant of  
> /gropes around in /etc 
> these lines in /etc/hosts 
> localhost.localdomain  localhost 
> genius.chateau.dec genius 
> The localhost or the hostname (genius) may be missing 
> My memory is awol on this, but somebody will correct me. 
That's it!   There was a problem with name to address resolution against nameserver, my host name was not resolvable from /etc/hosts.   Apparently 45 second timeouts are characteristic in this case. 
I put the following in /etc/hosts which solved it: localhost localhost.my.domain hostname hostname.my.domain 
::1 localhost localhost.my.domain hostname hostname.my.domain  dns-hostname dns-hostname.my.domain 
so all interprocess trades are kept inside host itself. 
Thanks to everyone for suggestions 
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