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Re: New X Server crashes



Most commonly, DNS lookup or reverse lookup.  This was a frequently
iterated bug in early RedHat releases, particularly sendmail timeouts on
startup.

A cow-orker reported inability to start X on a laptop due to a missing
localhost or hostname entry in his /etc/hosts file, or similar.  The
machine would start up when networked as resolution was provided over
the network, but couldn't run X in standalone operation.  Frustrating.

Various similar issues may be at work, you might want to watch netstat
or other output while attempting to start X, though in truth I haven't
done this myself.  Any tips on hunting down random networking config
bugs of this sort?

on Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 01:12:25AM -0800, Erik Steffl (steffl@bigfoot.com) wrote:
>   I have the same problem. what kind of DNS issues? I can ping
> localhost, jojda (which is my hostanme), 127.0.0.1 just fine...
> 
>   also, sometime when I restarted X (the old 3.x) when using xdm, it
> would take a long time (minutes!) to restart. but never when it was
> started for the first time...
> 
>   any more specific/other ideas?
> 
> 	erik
> 
> kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> > 
> > on Sun, Nov 05, 2000 at 04:02:18AM -0800, Michael Abraham Shulman (shulman@caltech.edu) wrote:
> > > I wrote:
> > >
> > > MAS> Okay, it appears to be working now.
> > >
> > > Well, more or less.  Everything runs fine with `startx', but I'm
> > > having some peculiar difficulties with xdm.  Specifically,
> > >
> > > 1. xdm now takes over a minute from when the daemon is started, either
> > >    by init or manually, to when the login widget appears.  Is this
> > >    normal now, or is there anything I can do to speed it up?
> > 
> > Suspect DNS issues.
> > 
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