Thank you for your suggestions. I got the solution to my problem on the firstname.lastname@example.org
mail list. :-) The solution is to add your host name to the first line in /etc/hosts, for example:
127.0.0.1 localhost myhostname
Here's the problem statement, and the answer, so that Adolfo Bello gets the credit:
On Sat, 2004-01-24 at 01:34, Adolfo Bello wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 03:30, J Black wrote:
> > > Hello.
> > >
> > ...
> > > Whenever I'm editing a message and typing away, the compose window
> > > freezes for about 5 seconds every 60 seconds. The cursor stops
> > > blinking, and whatever I type doesn't appear until the 5 seconds is up.
> > > (It's done it twice just typing these sentences!) Even typing a single
> > > character into the message window is enough to trigger this behavior.
> > >
> > > I don't notice this in other apps like Mozilla or OpenOffice, and I
> > > didn't have this problem in Mandrake 9.1 (don't know which version of
> > > Evolution.)
> > >
> > I had a similar problem with Evolution (from red-carpet) in Mandrake
> > 9.1. I solved adding to /etc/hosts the line:
> > 127.0.0.1 myhostname myhostname.mydomainname
> > HTH
> > Adolfo