resolv.conf slows down X

Bob Chiodini chiodr at
Tue Aug 31 16:23:24 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-08-31 at 12:17, Rokicki, Andrew wrote:
> > > If I am on a network my X works just fine and is very responsive. 
> > > When I unplug PC from the network and reboot X is very slow to respond. 
> > 
> > Check your "/etc/nsswitch.conf" file for a line similar to:
> > 
> > 	hosts: dns files
> > 
> > (or anything else before the "files" keyword).  If so, put the
> > "files" keyword first:
> > 
> > 	hosts: files dns
> > 
> > You probably have a network-based authorization scheme such as
> > NIS, kerberos or LDAP enabled and the "/etc/nsswitch.conf"
> > incorrectly lists them before "files" in the host name resolution.
> > 
> 	Thanks for responding.
> 	I did check that and it is fine.
> 	hosts: files dns 
> 	Also KDE is very slooooooow to start up without network. 
> 	But once I plug in network cable as KDE starts up it springs back to
> life.
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What does your /etc/hosts file look like?  Does it have the correct
localhost entry?  Like:               localhost.localdomain localhost

Some installations append the FQDN to this line as well.


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