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Old 09-02-2004, 04:49 PM   #1
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Delay during GNOME login/logout -> devfsd

After I installed Mandrake Linux 10.0 Official I experienced long delays during login and logout of GNOME. After trying for a while I found out that during login and logout someone tries to access pretty much all entries in /dev. It turns out that after every access attempt to /dev/floppy or /dev/fd[0-9] it causes a delay of three seconds.

When I do "ls /dev/floppy" I experience the exact same thing. I get the following messages logged to /var/log/messages:

Sep 2 23:40:33 toronto kernel: inserting floppy driver for 2.6.3-7mdk-i686-up-4GB
Sep 2 23:40:36 toronto kernel: floppy0: no floppy controllers found
Sep 2 23:40:36 toronto modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting floppy (/lib/modules/2.6.3-7mdk-i686-up-4GB/kernel/drivers/block/floppy.ko.gz): No such device

Since I do not have a floppy disk drive installed this cannot succeed.

Is there any way to tell Mandrake not to do this kind of stuff or to speed it up somehow? Strangely enough, Gentoo also uses a devfs but does not have this problem at all. Whatś the difference?

Thanks for any suggestions.


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