...WELL, latest adventures of The Gary in the Dell

Steve Bertrand iaccounts at ibctech.ca
Wed Nov 28 17:10:38 PST 2007

> 	And this is to all the wizards on-list:  Why does Gnome take
> 	minutes to load?   Yes, I finally got 6.3-PRERELEASE to boot
> 	after learning that Dell has problems with its serial ports
> 	(and Unix).  I did see a few postings about the increased
> 	delay time to bring up the windowing system, but didn't know it 
> 	would apply to 6.3 ....

Since I don't run any windowing system on any of my FBSD boxen, I may be
way off here, but could this load time be due to DNS timeouts of some sort?

Many things hang if they can not resolve names, perhaps this could be
part of the issue?


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