Why does Xfce 4.2 have to query a DNS ?

Jon Drews jon.drews at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 06:20:07 PST 2005

Hi Volker and others:

On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:21:26 +0100, Volker Stolz <vs at freebsd.org> wrote:
> You should probably talk to the port-maintainer (oliver@, cc:ing him right
> now). Maybe it's possible to find a way to make this behaviour the default
> at least for the FreeBSD-port. Or at least at a note to pkg-message.
> However, I don't feel too strongly about it now that I know it's user-
> configurable.

I did post to the Xfce users list and the developers, Benedikt Meurer
and Brian Tarricone, were kind enough to give me some pointers.
Unfortunately, I still can't diagnose the slow starting of Xterm.
After a lot of googling, I found that this is a not a common problem
and I have to conclude that I may indeed have something misconfigured.
I did switch to a light weight window manager, Qlwm, and the slow
starting of the Xterms is no longer a problem.
At any rate I have my own port (GSL) that needs further testing before
I submit it. Maybe when that is done I can return to this problem.
After all, Xfce is a really nice desktop.

                                Kind regards,

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