Originally posted by raghugs
xfree86 blinks many times at bootup when eth0 left enabled,
if i desable eth0 xfree86 starts quickly
after going to gnome or kde then no problem
The first thing to look at is what is actually going out on eth0. Try:
# tcpdump -i eth0
and see what the traffic pattern is. Once you can see what' it's trying to do, then perhaps you can make it stop.