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Q: I edited my network settings, and now GNOME doesn't work or is slow. Why?


Check your /etc/hosts file. It should have a line like the following:

{{      localhost.localdomain        localhost


If this line is edited or omitted, GNOME may cease to function properly. Return the line to the file and your session should start quickly again.

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February 08, 2012

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