On Sun, 2008-08-31 at 21:09 +0200, Timothy Murphy wrote:
I find a surprisingly long wait -
about 30 seconds - after logging in,
with very little disk activity until near the end.
I don't know what the computer is doing?
That sounds like hostname resolution issues. Even when used locally, X
still uses networking. That's one reason why you find your hostname
jammed into the localhost line (where it doesn't really belong) in
the /etc/hosts file.
[tim@localhost ~]$ uname -r
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