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Old 12-16-2005, 11:56 PM   #1
ActDead
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Unhappy KDE startup hanging at "Initializing system services"


Hi all,

On Debian Sarge newly installed (with the ATI driver added for my Radeon 9000), I get into the KDE startup window, and it hangs there on "Initializing system services" for at least 2 minutes. It even quits the startup window (leaves me with an empty desktop) for at least 2 minutes before KDE suddenly appears. Then the K application menu won't open for another 2 minutes.

I suspect some DNS server issue where my host is not found and it times out after a while. Please let me know if it's likely to be a networking issue or not. What log can I check to see what is happening behind the scene?

I'm using a DSL connection with no router, and I installed pppoeConf with the following /etc/network/interfaces file:

# Used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8). See the interfaces(5) manpage or
# /usr/share/doc/ifupdown/examples for more information.

iface eth0 inet manual
hostname voltaire
auto dsl-provider
iface dsl-provider inet ppp
provider dsl-provider
# please do not modify the following line
pre-up /sbin/ifconfig eth0 up # line maintained by pppoeconf


My /etc/hosts is the following:

127.0.0.1 localhost voltaire


Also, what should I see in other networking config files? It looks like my /etc/resolv.conf is changed automagically. I added a third nameserver and it rolls back to the original content (the first 2 nameservers).

Any suggestions what to look for?

Tx
 
Old 12-17-2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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Did by any chance you /etc/hosts file looked like this before you messed around with it?
Code:
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
127.0.0.1               localhost.localdomain localhost
This is how it works for me:
Code:
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
127.0.0.1               localhost.localdomain localhost
127.0.0.1               localhost.localdomain SomeName
 
Old 12-17-2005, 11:27 AM   #3
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Thank you for your reply mebrelith,

After some digging around, I apparently found what the issue was. I made the following modif in the /etc/network/interfaces file (replaced the "eth0" line with the "lo" line):

Code:
# Used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8). See the interfaces(5) manpage or
# /usr/share/doc/ifupdown/examples for more information.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
###iface eth0 inet manual
###hostname voltaire

auto dsl-provider
iface dsl-provider inet ppp
provider dsl-provider
# please do not modify the following line
pre-up /sbin/ifconfig eth0 up # line maintained by pppoeconf
I'm not 100% sure to understand the difference. Is "loopback" predefined to search the hostname differently or what??

BTW, I left the /etc/hosts the same as I had a working example in this format. But thanks anyway. If you have more details on how this iface command works with the loopback param, I would appreciate.

Tx
 
  


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