Linked by Christian Paratschek on Thu 27th May 2004 16:00 UTC
Fedora Core So, there it is, the highly anticipated second release of Fedora Core. Again, I wanted to wait for a few days for things to calm down,and again, I couldn't resist updating my production system within two days after the release. Well, I'm just a Linux junkie, i guess...
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RE: Glad you liked it
by Patrick on Thu 27th May 2004 20:06 UTC

FH: I've experienced similar slow problems on startup in the past when I had IP address problems. If I remember correctly it was when I could not resolve my IP address to a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) or vice versa. Make sure your hostname and IP address can both resolve to each other. GNOME (and perhaps KDE as indicated by your comments) does not handle IP address problems very gracefully and the side-effect seems to be that everything slows down to a crawl.

I think this will happen on every distribution but you may have noticed it on FC2 I don't think the installer asks about network configuration anymore and you probably run a greater risk of starting with a bad configuration as a result.