Re: Gnome/KDE program launches hang when Internet disconnected - Lenny
On Fri, 03 Jun 2011 05:38:23 -0400, Jack Dodds wrote:
> I am running Lenny. The system is connected to the Internet via a
> Linksys BEFSR81router and a cable modem. My desktop is Gnome.
> If the Internet is inaccessible - e.g. if the Ethernet cable is
> disconnected from the computer, or the cable modem power is
> disconnected, or if there are problems on the provider network - many
> GUI programs take a long time (about 60 seconds) to launch.
I have not experienced that specific behaviour in any of my lenny
What I've seen if that when there is no Internet access, booting process
delays a lot and once logged in, programs that require Internet
connectivity -for most of their functions- are also experiencing a bit of
slowness (like Icedove) but besides that, nothing more.
What can prevent gedit to be launched quickly? Dunno, but I see no
relation between network and gedit :-?.
What it could happen is that system daemons running in background which
require Internet access (ntp, newsreaders, e-mail chechers, weather
applets, etc...) are consuming more resources and CPU when network is off
and so loading the system but unless your computer has a low ammount of
ram or is very busy that shouldn't be noticeable.
Run "top" to check for any runaway process.