> today our company's inet falled out for a few hours. Only intranet worked.
> During this 
> time I've booted my FreeBSD-STABLE (which took quite long due to ntpdate and
> hostname) 
> and tried to start KDE with "startx". It did not work and din't even print
> messages to 
> the console. So I rebooted and tried again. Sometimes KDE started, sometimes
> it 
> didn't, and other times it started very slowly. Also not all (KDE)
> applications could 
> be launched. 

I recently set up my first FreeBSD+XFree86+KDE based desktop machine, 
and ISTR having similar problems when the machine was unable to resolve 
its own hostname. I cured it by adding relevant entries to /etc/hosts.
Toomas Aas | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | http://www.raad.tartu.ee/~toomas/
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