Re: startx (after upgrade) dials modem before running X (fixed)
In case anyone os interested, the problem turned out to be some spurious
entries in my .Xauthority file. While poking around looking for the cause
of the dialout, I did a 'xauth list' and got back about a dozen lines
of stuff, including some entries for 192.168.0.1, which doesn't exist on my
network. Apparently there was an attempt at a reverse name lookup for it.
In any event, deleting the .Xauthority file took care of it. I don't know
where all of the other entries came from -- I have been using X on one
platform or another for about 10 years and I recall seeing this once, and
only once before and I didn't understand it then either.
On Sun, Sep 19, 1999 at 10:35:15AM -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> After upgrading some X-window packages last night I cannot start X without
> waiting for the modem to dial out and connect. It seems to be doing a name
> lookup since, if I get back out of X and hang up the modem and then do a
> startx immediately, there is no dial-out since the name lookup is still
> cached. A few hours later, though, the problem is back. The packages that
> updated last night were mostly fonts, but xbase-clients updated also.
> I am running slink, and my X packages come fronm:
> deb http://samosa.debian.org/~branden/ xfree86-334-slink/
> Has anyone else seen this? Any ideas on how to stop it?
> -- Mark Zimmerman
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