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Re: startx does nothing

To: joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: "Erik P. Skaalerud" <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 18:29:53 +0100

joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 11:35:44PM +1100, elekktretterr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

So i got to compile Xorg from pkgsrc, after configuring xorg.conf
and trying to run startx, nothing happens. not even one line of output
produced. it would just sit on startx. However, running just X or xinit
seems to work.

Does it hang infinitely or just for 1 minute or so? It might be the
result of DNS issues.

Offtopic, but I have to ask.

Why do BSD insist on having a working resolver (DNS,hosts) to function properly? It's rather insane that the resolve timeout is so hilariously high.

A good example is a sshd who lost contact with DNS. If you are lucky you'll get a login prompt after about 2 minutes. If you're not lucky, sshd just kills the connection.

Could anyone here perhaps explain the reason for this behaviour to me?

- Erik

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