KDE startup slowly on "initializing system service"

Stephen Liu satimis at icare.com.hk
Mon Feb 23 22:49:27 PST 2004

Hi Teodor,

FreeBSD 5.2

I encounter the same problem. KDE starts very slow, first popup desktop 
icrons, bottom tool-bar, welcome screen, etc., one by one taking 
prolonged time. Starting K package from desktop also takes lengthy time 
to start.

Immediate after installation from CD1 completed it worked perfectly. 
After playing around to configure network card, ppp, etc. KDE starting 
became terrible slow.

>FreeBSD chinhngt.b.gz.ru 4.9-STABLE FreeBSD 4.9-STABLE #0:
>I would recommend adding something like this to your /etc/hosts:
>	localhost.localdomain	chinhngt.b.gz.ru
>I have noticed this problem when you change your domain from the classic
>'localhost.localdomain' to something else, and KDE does not know how to
>resolve it, thus the slowdowns.
# /etc/hosts

I changed
:: 1 localhost localhost.my.domain
127.0.01 localhost localhost.my.domain

:: 1 localhost.localdomain
127.0.01 localhost.localdomain

It complained at booting with following warning;
Starting sshd.
554 5.3.0 host "localhost" unknown: Invalid argument
..... sm-mta[432]: NOQREUE: SYSERR(root) :host "localhost" unknown: 
Invalid argument

Kindly advise how to fix the problem


Stephen Liu

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