Debian Woody slows down when network is down
I have Debian Woody r2 installed on my laptop. I configured the network (I am on a LAN, so I connect to the net using the eth0) via the Debian installer. Now when the net is alright, it is fine. But when I stop the network (or when the net is down, due to other reasons), the bootup slows down greatly and more importantly, the x-terms (and gnome terminal emulators) take a long time to show up after they are instantiated. But no other problems occur and once instantiated, the x-term responses are fine. I do not have netenv installed. Is this a problem? If not, what else could be the causes of this strange thing.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.