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Old 05-16-2003, 04:08 AM   #1
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Redhat 9 SLOW when not connected to the network-NEWBIE needs help!


Hi,

when my redhat 9 is connected to he network it runs fine and loads up fast and is generally smooth BUT when i am not connected to the network it is REALLY slow, it boots up to the login screen but gtakes about 3mins for the login box to appear then when you have logged in it takes about another 3 mins to actually load the desktop. whjat is worse is once this is done it takes about 2 minutes or MORE to load a program once you have clicked on it! as i say this doesnt happen when i am not on the network.

i have disabled the senmail program and cups through some program(i cant remember how) as it was hanging on sendmail on bootup, that solved that prob when not connected to the network, so what is causing this????

any help would be great!

thanks

andy
 
Old 05-16-2003, 05:25 AM   #2
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I guess you're using DHCP for network access. If you disable DHCP, it should be much faster. The only thing is that the network won't be detected, veen when you're connected. You'll need to turn it on manually (enable DHCP).
 
Old 05-16-2003, 05:31 AM   #3
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I agree, its probably searching for a DHCP host, or theres some service trying to start, if your strictly running redhat9 as a desktop, you can turn off a majority of the startup services, and or maybe X is configured incorrectly, could be a video driver issue?
 
Old 05-16-2003, 06:51 AM   #4
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i am just using it as a desktop, but connected to our LAN i am not doing any networking admin or anything, so what exacly can i turn off?

thanks

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Old 05-16-2003, 07:53 AM   #5
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Make a small test. Boot your machine when you're connected to the LAN, run 'ntsysv', choose 'network' service not to start at boot. Save the settings, shut down the machine. Disconnect it from the network and start again. It should be fast now. When you decide to connect again, plug in the cable and run 'ntsysv', choose 'network'. Should work if RH does not have a special service for dhcp (I don't think so, but I don't remember).
 
Old 05-16-2003, 11:37 AM   #6
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connected to our LAN
Tell us details about your network configuration. It sounds as if you might have configured bad network routes, a bad name server or host names.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 09:01 AM   #7
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slow boot startx hangs redhat 9

Hi.
Maybe my problem is related?
I have a dual boot system (windows XP and redhat 9.)
Everything was fine on both systems. (correct driver for video card, etc).
I had the computer at work and gave the linux side an IP address.
After downloading everything that I wanted I took the computer home.
It booted up fine until I hooked it up to my router which is expecting DHCP.

The windows XP side works fine. But, the linux side takes much longer to boot
It hangs at sendmail and maybe some other things.
Eventually it does boot up. I have it setup so that I have to type startx for the GUI.
But, it now hangs at startx.

What to do? I don't necessarily need the internet at home on the linux side except occasionally.
I don't know the command line way to stop certain services such as sendmail.

Any advice?
thanks
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:17 AM   #8
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Post your /etc/hosts file. Often it is misconfigured.

Sendmail can be deactivated with the graphical redhat-config-services tool (or by running "service sendmail stop ; chkconfig sendmail off" when logged in as superuser). But as it is also used for local mail delivery, better fix your network settings instead of stopping sendmail.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:58 PM   #9
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Hi.
Apropos a startx hanging problem redhat 9.0 slow boot--



I haven't edited the /etc/hosts so it still says the localhost stuff. I think i used the command "ifconfig" to assign my linux side an IP.

I looked at the /var/log/XFree86.log and it's pretty long--should I really post it?

Right now I'm using the windowsxp side, connecting to the internet through a netgear wireless router (but with an ethernet cable).

I don't know if the router has anything to do with my startx problem, but that's the only change that i can think of.

any ideas?
thanks
meinke
 
Old 02-18-2005, 06:28 AM   #10
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I think i used the command "ifconfig" to assign my linux side an IP.
That's nothing that would survive a reboot unless you added ifconfig calls to e.g. rc.local.
 
  


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