[TriLUG] KDE, switching networks, delays starting apps
porter at trilug.org
Tue Oct 12 16:41:57 EDT 2004
I have a weird one. Maybe someone here knows what's going on. This is
on a Dell laptop running Debian/sarge and KDE. I boot into run level
2, log into a text based console and then "startx" to start X and KDE.
I can boot up at work. Everything works fine. When I get ready to go
home, I "ifdown eth0" and leave everything running. When I get home,
I do a "ifup wlan0". I get a new address, new DHCP, new domain, new
Thing is, now I have a 20-second delay every time I try to launch an
app... any app. I can launch apps from the "kicker" task bar. I can
launch them from the "start" menu. I can even go to a konsole window
and type "vi /etc/motd". In all cases, nothing happens for about 20
seconds, and then my app launches.
If I log in to another (text-based) virtual console, I can do the
"vi /etc/motd" and it runs immediately. If I shut down KDE and restart
it, apps launch normally.
Why is this thing pausing for so long? I can understand KDE apps
taking a long time, but "vi"????
Is there a way to tell KDE to "snap out of it -- you're at home and
not at work"??? The same thing happens if I boot up from home and
then switch to my work network.
Currently, I have to shut down KDE, and kill everything that I had
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