Xfce is very, very, very slow

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Sun Jan 12 19:48:04 CET 2014

Sorry is this has been mentioned before, but one possible cause of a very 
slow desktop is a malformed /etc/hosts: if this does not contain an entry 
for localhost then some programs (including X and emacs) can take ages to 
decide to run, if they run at all.

Allin Cottrell

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