Linux in Government: Optimizing Desktop Performance, Part III | Linux Journal

Tom Adelstein adelste at
Tue May 31 18:13:54 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 13:38 -0400, Andrew VanSpronsen wrote:
> Great article Tom.  
> The single biggest slowdown for me is the network starting up on boot.
> I have an Ethernet nic and a wireless nic and use one at home and one
> at work.  I think there is a long timeout period for getting a DHCP
> address that is causing me to wait almost a minute before bringing up
> X?  Anyone know how to handle this?
> Thanks!
> avanspronsen

This fellow, Magneto, wrote a howto which may help. He used init 3 for
mobil and init 2 for home or stationary. You can probably set your now
wireless mode to a static IP and when you switch to wireless, run init

Here's his article and thread. It might help.

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