why my FC6 start so slowly?

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Wed Mar 28 18:09:06 UTC 2007

John wrote:
>  You know, I did notice something weird- now that you mention the cable.
> The first time I booted up, the cable was connected and the start up
> seemed to spend more time on sendmail (then I thought it should be). The
> 2nd boot up (hrs later) was w/o the cable connected; it booted up fairly
> quickly. The 3rd boot had the cable connected and the start up dragged
> on again.
That sounds like the system is trying to do a DNS lookup, and/or
taking a while to do the DHCP handshake/settings. With the cable
unplugged, it does not try to access the network. (As long as your
NIC and driver supports link detection - most do.)

Are you connected to a router? Is the interface set for dynamic or
static IP? Did you set a hostname?


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