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my terminal takes a while to respond when I use commands with sudo. Any ideas as to what's up with that?

I saw a previous post saying it could be /etc/nsswitch.conf but didn't say what it could be inside that file. Just that it could be the problem. So here is my /etc/nsswitch.conf file:

# /etc/nsswitch.conf
#
# Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality.
# If you have the `glibc-doc-reference' and `info' packages installed, try:
# `info libc "Name Service Switch"' for information about this file.

passwd:         compat systemd
group:          compat systemd
shadow:         compat
gshadow:        files

hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns myhostname
networks:       files

protocols:      db files
services:       db files
ethers:         db files
rpc:            db files

netgroup:       nis
  • Just a simple sudo apt-get update takes about a minute to bring up the password prompt for sudo. – aregowe Jun 26 '18 at 18:57
  • Please edit your question instead of burying important information in comments - AskUbuntu is not intended for conversation. – user535733 Jun 26 '18 at 19:01
  • Seems like a duplicate of serverfault.com/questions/38114/… – user535733 Jun 26 '18 at 19:03
  • Is this problem specific to GNOME Terminal? – juniorRubyist Jun 26 '18 at 21:27
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This could be the effect of changing the hostname during the installation.

Open the hosts file using:

sudo gedit /etc/hosts

After that, edit it according to the following:

127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4 localhost4.localdomain4 <ADD_YOURS_HERE> 
::1 localhost localhost.localdomain localhost6 localhost6.localdomain6 <ADD_YOURS_HERE>

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