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I just installed Mandrake 9.0 and I use KDE.
Why do some programs take at least two minutes to open - OOo writer, konsole, konqueror, mozilla, desktop config thing, in fact almost everything?
I click to set them running, the egg-timer appears on the panel at the bottom, then it disappears and there is no sign of anything happening, then about a minute or two (or three) later the program appears.
Sometimes the digital clock stops flashing like the systems frozen (though the mouse still moves) and then eventually it starts again.
When they do finally open they are all fine and work properly.
The only program that reliably opens quickly is the Frozen Bubble game.
I only ask this in case it's a regular thing with newly installed Linux.
Try a different window manager and see if it also this slow.
Personally I have observed the kdeinit process slowing things down sometimes. Since I don't use KDE (a little bit too bloated for my taste) I cannot really say.
Another idea: what system do you use? If you have a relative slow machine KDE usually helps to slow it down a bit more.
I'm in GNOME now, it took more than 5 minutes to load up and gave the message: "Could not look up internet address for winnats.freeserve.co.uk@fs (my broadband address). This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly" + a bit more about adding winnats.freeserve.co.uk@fs to /etc/hosts.
But my internet connection is working anyway.
OOo writer took 60 secs
Terminal took 80 secs
Galeon (first run) took about 2 mins
Should I add the line "winnats.freeserve.co.uk@fs" to it like GNOME told me to?
But why would adding a line about my internet connection (which works fine), have anything to do with making programs start quicker?
Just to clear things up, most programs take around two minutes to start, but when they do eventually start they run fine and quickly.
OK, is there any way I can find this info out from the command line, because I don't know it?
Also, you say "just put the ipaddress followed by the hostname followed by the hostname.domainname under the existing line". But the existing line in hosts has it the other way round: the ip address, then the hostname.domainname, then the hostname.