Subject: Re: NetBSD 2.0.2 - Processes take forever to start
To: Michael B. Trausch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael <email@example.com>
Date: 07/14/2005 08:37:25
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> I have installed NetBSD 2.0.2 on my PC which is a 600 MHz Celeron with
> 192 megabytes of RAM and 30.0 GB of disk space. Most things in the base
> system run, however, I am running into a problem with (some) programs
> not starting in a reasonable amount of time after typing the command on
> the shell.
> The only two programs that I've noticed this happen on thus far are pine
> (both from ports and built from source myself) and XFree86 that came on
> the installer CD. When I attempt to start pine it "stalls" in the
> "poll" state for a very long time. The same thing happens when I
> startx, however, it happens to the 'xauth' program.
Did you put a nonexisting or unreachable DNS server into /etc/resolv.conf ?
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