Antoine Jacoutot wrote:
> I have problems when starting gnome if I enable the esd sound server,
> it takes forever for gnome to launch itself.
> In my logs, I can see a connexion attempt to 127.0.0.1:16001.
> 
> Anyone knows how I could speed up gnome start ?

Hi,

do you have a firewall, and if so, are you sure it does not block that
connection?

The same goes for tcpwrappers, so check /etc/hosts.allow and
/etc/hosts.deny.

I third thing that comes to my mind is /etc/hosts? Is it set up properly,
e.g.

::1                     localhost localhost.my.domain
127.0.0.1               localhost localhost.my.domain
 10.0.0.1                  myhost    myhost.my.domain

Does the problem go away, if you create a test user and try to log into
Gnome? If so, then some of your ~/.* configuration files/directories are
hosed, and you should be able to fix the problem by moving them away.

If all of the above fails, please provide more information, e.g. FreeBSD
version, list of installed packages (ls /var/db/pkg), the login manager
you use. An excerpt from the log you mentioned might also be useful.

HTH,
 Simon

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