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Old 06-29-2005, 02:26 PM   #1
DaneM
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Boot hangs for 3 minutes at "Starting syslogd daemons"


Hi, everybody.

Whenevery I boot up my Slackware 10/10.1 boxes, the boot hangs for about 3 minutes at "starting syslogd daemons". After that it boots normally. This has been puzzling me because this happens on one box with 10, one with 10.1, and DOESN'T happen on another of my 10.1 boxes.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help.

--Dane
 
Old 06-29-2005, 02:45 PM   #2
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Take a look at the init scripts in /etc/rc.d/ find the file where syslogd is started and see what it does next, so you can find the bottleneck (usually hotplug checking for a hardware or dhcp looking for a lease).
 
Old 06-29-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
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Hi, gbonvehi. Thanks for posting!

After syslogd, in rc.M, is pcmcia, which I just disabled, to no effect. After that is is rc.inet1, which is set to a static IP. After that is hotplug, which, as you say, may well be the problem. What can I do to fix it?

Also, I thought this was kind-of weird. When booting, only the first command in the script is displayed, then the long wait, then the second, like this:

Starting sysklogd daemons: /usr/sbin/syslogd
[long wait, then changes to this:]
Starting sysklogd daemons: /usr/sbin/syslogd /usr/sbin/klogd -c 3 -x

The only thing between the two commands is "sleep 1". What do you make of this?

Thanks for your help.

--Dane

Last edited by DaneM; 06-29-2005 at 06:06 PM.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 09:09 PM   #4
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Very weird problem, it seems syslogd is doing something but I've never seen that behaviour. Maybe you should search the web, but before that, confirm the problem.
You can do that by stopping and re-running the service with: /etc/rc.d/rc.syslog stop && /etc/rc.d/rc.syslog start

If it takes 30 seconds, read the man page for some information or search the web.
You could also append a & at the end of the line that executes the daemon to start it on background (it will still take 30 seconds but will do it on background).
 
Old 06-29-2005, 10:52 PM   #5
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Great idea! I backgrounded the process and now it doesn't give me any more trouble. Thanks!

--Dane
 
  


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