05 April 2007

Yesterday's Update: Slow Boot?

If after yesterday's Feisty updates, your boot time is magically somewhere along the lines of a minute or two, it's because /etc/network/interfaces was overwritten, and it was overwritten with a lot of extra interfaces that you probably don't have and that it can't find on boot. To fix it: sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces and change it to:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

#auto eth0
#iface eth0 inet dhcp

#auto eth1
#iface eth1 inet dhcp

#auto eth2
#iface eth2 inet dhcp

#auto ath0
#iface ath0 inet dhcp

#auto wlan0
#iface wlan0 inet dhcp

Alternatively, backspace out everything that's not lo. This won't break network-manager (this is actually how my /etc/network/interfaces always *had* to look for network-manager to work). It should fix your boot time though.

There is a bug filed for it. Someone did the update piece by piece to see what did it. He said ifupdown did it, but I rolled that back and the old version still has the problem. I think part of the installation of the new ifupdown was to rewrite that config file, and when that's the case, rolling back the package doesn't make any difference.


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