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Old 12-28-2004, 11:04 PM   #1
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Im running FC2 with KDE and when I start up an xterm, it takes a ridiculously long time to start (5-10 seconds). I don't think this was the case when i first loaded it on, but I'm not positive.

Where ought I look to see exactly what its trying to do which is causeing the delay. Obviously something is going on thats taking too much time.

Sorry for the possibly dumb question, I'm new at this.

Old 12-28-2004, 11:33 PM   #2
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Hrm, does it take long in Gnome too? xterm is pretty lightweight, it should load pretty fast. How fast is your system?

Old 12-28-2004, 11:47 PM   #3
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Ive got a P4 2.4GHz. I know theres something wrong - it should pop up right away. When I'm logged in remotely from a different machine (but executing on my main desktop) xterm pops up immediately.

It takes forever under GNOME too - I counted it out, a full 15 seconds.

Could it be trying to load other unnessecary stuff, or accessing the network in some way? I'm also having some network troubles - could it be related?

Old 12-29-2004, 12:00 AM   #4
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Thats really odd

Months of dealing with this issue, I finally post a question about it, and it fixes itself!

I don't know what happened, I wasn't working on this issue at all, but something I did fixed it. I was playing around with my /etc/hosts file to fix a seperate networking issue (which still isn't working) and suddently my xterms pop up right away. Huh
I think perhaps localhost was poorly defined or something and that might have screwed up xterm.

Well, thanks anyway


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