gpg on a 486/66 with Linux 2.0?
Thu, 28 Oct 1999 09:03:51 +0200
Nelson Minar <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I've had some bad luck running gpg on an old 486/66 with Linux 2.0.36
> and a Redhat 5.1 system. I couldn't generate a key at all, got stuck
> in random number generation. And encrypting even short messages takes
> a long time, maybe 20 or 30 seconds.
You are not on the console, right? Go to the console and keep hitting
the shift, meta and control keys to have some interrupts for the
entropy gatherer. 2.0.26 works fine.
It may also be the case, that there is another process sucking off all
the random from /degv/urandom.
Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013