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Re: Gnome/KDE program launches hang when Internet disconnected - Lenny

On 2011-06-04, Jack Dodds <brmdamon@hushmail.com> wrote:
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> Thanks to those who commented.
> I tried    /etc/init.d/networking stop   .  When this is done, programs
> launch without delay.  Of course, this makes it impossible for any
> program to access the Internet so it's not a solution!
> However, taking gedit as an example,
> Normal operation - Internet accessible - gedit launches in 2 seconds.
> External problem - Internet inaccessible - gedit takes 60 seconds to laun=
> ch.
> Internal shutdown of networking - gedit launches in 2 seconds.
> Maybe this means something, but I am not sure what.


X applications need to resolve your system's hostname, and are
(unnecessarily) going to the internet to do so. What are the contents of
the files /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname?

Liam O'Toole
Cork, Ireland

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