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Old 08-09-2003, 05:14 PM   #1
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why it is so long time to boot


Hi,
I am using RH-9. I have weird problem that I have to wait 5 minutes after booting before I get my front page where it will ask login name and password. Why there is blank screen for 5 minutes. This happend after I loaded RH-9 second time.
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Old 08-09-2003, 05:16 PM   #2
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do you by chance have an nvidia gfx card, in which you installed the drivers for?
 
Old 08-09-2003, 05:17 PM   #3
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What hardware have you got?
CPU, RAM, HDD speed ...

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Old 08-10-2003, 11:32 AM   #4
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computer configuration

I have p-4 with 256 RAM with nividia gfx card in it. I donot know how to install drivers for graphics card.
I have intel mother board D845ebg2.
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Old 08-10-2003, 04:51 PM   #5
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5 minutes is definitely too long for this box,
even with RedHat <beg> ... I don't know what's
up with NVidia drivers and slow boots, but
from my experience I'd think about looking
at a misconfigured netwrok. Like the box
is trying to look up it's own DNS entry and
fails, 'til it times out.

Check your logfiles in
/var/log
Do a ls -ltr /var/log
and look at the files at the bottom of that
list first, they are the most recently written
to ones....

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Old 08-11-2003, 12:12 PM   #6
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Which files I have to look. I could not able to open any file.
It is giving that file is not readable.
Must be network DNS setting problem. Thats why it is long time.
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bajaj
[naresh@ict-106-53 log]$ ls
boot.log iptraf messages.1 rpmpkgs.4 up2date.1
boot.log.1 ksyms.0 messages.2 sa up2date.2
boot.log.2 ksyms.1 messages.3 samba up2date.3
boot.log.3 ksyms.2 messages.4 scrollkeeper.log up2date.4
boot.log.4 ksyms.3 mysqld.log secure uucp
canna ksyms.4 mysqld.log.1 secure.1 vbox
cron ksyms.5 mysqld.log.2 secure.2 wtmp
cron.1 ksyms.6 mysqld.log.3 secure.3 wtmp.1
cron.2 lastlog mysqld.log.4 secure.4 XFree86.0.log
cron.3 maillog news spooler XFree86.0.log.old
cron.4 maillog.1 pgsql spooler.1 XFree86.1.log
cups maillog.2 privoxy spooler.2 zebra
dmesg maillog.3 rpmpkgs spooler.3
fax maillog.4 rpmpkgs.1 spooler.4
gdm mailman rpmpkgs.2 squid
httpd messages rpmpkgs.3 up2date
 
Old 08-11-2003, 12:33 PM   #7
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hi there,

I've had this problem too until I found several other threads that were dealing with the same problem.

I'm running RH 9.0 with a Geforce 2 MX for which I've downloaded the drivers for.

It actually does boot up pretty fast (i've got runlevel 5 set up) and it takes less than 10 seconds from the actual

Hostname login:

screen to the splash screen of NVIDIA and then the login prompt for x windows. You might have used the wrong driver maybe? Not sure.
However, I'm sure this is fixable because you stated that this problem occurred after you've reinstalled RH 9.0 the second time....I mean, the worst that could happen is to start totally fresh again if we don't find the reason for this problem. Hehe

Hope this helps!
 
  


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