Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 11-04-2003, 02:15 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Belgium
Posts: 81

Rep: Reputation: 15
Unhappy Booting and starting applications really slow

Hi all,

I use RH 9 with KDE on a AMD athlon 1700+, 512 Mb RAM, Nvidia,....
All worked like dream until yesterday I tried to install a beta driver for my USB ADSL (Copperjet 800). The install script loaded the module and planted some files in the /etc and /var directories and probably did lots more. I couldn’t get the modem to connect but ok, the driver manual had predicted that. When I tried rebooting the whole system was agonisingly slow (booting takes app. 5 minutes)

I removed every file related to the modem (in thr rc.d and init.d folders as well). Uninstalled the ATM tools, etc… But still, the system remains really slow at booting (slow loading starts when loading the Ethernet card). Booting the KDE desktop takes forever and starting a normal application like Kwrite takes 30 to 40 secs. When it stalls, it doesn’t have abnormal disk activity, no extraordinary cpu usage, memory is normal, there’s nothing weird in the log files.

Does anybody have an idea where I can start looking? I haven’t got a clue, is it the kernel, Xfree86, KDE?

Thank you for any suggestions

Old 11-04-2003, 04:57 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 102

Rep: Reputation: 15
It does sound networking related. What sometimes happens is that if the networking is misconfigured, nearly every program on the system that even pretends to do networking (that's almost all X programs - X is networkable) will try to do a DNS lookup, and sit for a long time until the lookup times out before running like its supposed to. Using ifconfig, make sure your ADSL is either configured correctly or turned off, and make sure your ethernet is configured correctly, and has correct DNS information in resolv.conf
Old 11-04-2003, 01:37 PM   #3
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Belgium
Posts: 81

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
yes, you were right. I found the DNS servers for my ISP configured on my ethernetcard. Removing them and restarting eth0 fixed it.

thank you very much for that hint, it could have been a long search


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Applications not starting pconrad Fedora 2 10-04-2004 01:43 AM
starting applications corbis_demon Linux - Newbie 3 06-28-2004 03:19 AM
starting applications at boot time jogurt666 Debian 4 01-21-2004 03:39 AM
Problem Starting applications in WINE. mindmeddler2003 Linux - Software 1 12-01-2003 02:21 PM
problems starting applications from GNOME bwyatt Linux - Newbie 1 08-17-2003 06:22 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration