KDE 3.3.... Uses the network during launch, and also during launch of apps.
If I open a window and "su" then "network stop"... KDE hoses over. If I boot the system with the ethernet unplugged, KDE then flies...
Once DHCP has done it's job though, and gets an IP, turning off the network is fatal to KDE.
I've gone into the Control Center as root, and as my user account and have shut down lisa, Samba client, and all of the internet daemons...
From a Control Center perspective..... I've got the ancillary stuff shutdown...
What on earth is then using my network? How do I run it off?
You can see which TCP and UDP sockets are opened by which program with "netstat -anput".
I'll give this one a shot.....
(That is when I get my KDE menu's back and I can give it a real test.... But that issue's in another forum)
Thanks for the post!
Most likely KDE is using the loopback network device (lo), it's a virtual network device that always points back to you. By '/etc/rc.d/network stop'ing, you don't just stop your ethernet device.
- Blaise Pascal