Re: 2.4.0 bug - X doesn't start

Alan Cox (
Fri, 12 Jan 2001 23:59:18 +0000 (GMT)

> When i boot the system, X Window doesn't start automatically (but if i boot a
> 2.2 kernel, it does). This is very strange.
> Also, seems like Sendmail waits forever until it starts. But this might be a
> network card driver problem (not sure, though).

Its the behaviour changes in 2.4 with regard to UDP error messages. Glibc doesnt
yet have the code to adapt.

However: It does imply your resolv.conf may reference a server that doesnt
exist or is unreachable. Unfortunately if your server is across a dialup
or other link brought up after boot then 2.4 + glibc isnt going to be happy
until that work is completed and you get a newer glibc

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