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Why is this that on every startup (when I'm using FC4 or Ubuntu) I get this stupid message which takes such a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG TIME to get done and in Fedora ALWAYS fails. Due to this my bootup time gets unnecessarily stretched. Is there any way I can turn off this unnecessary process to make my bootup much faster? I'm so frustrated with this that I just don't want to see this again on bootup. Plz tell me how to murder this thing
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.0 + 14.1
If you expect to get help, you need to post the error messages you are getting. If they are network specific, it would help if you post your hardware and software configurations. From that, we have a chance to help out.
It's typical for a network interface to be configured by DHCP by default.
The system will be waiting for a DHCP server (typically your firewall or router) to be telling your machine which IP address to use (and other important info about the network).
Either setup a router to do DHCP or change your network to a static IP.