Yast hostnames slow launch


I noticed that the hostnames section of yast takes ages to launch!
its 4 minutes from the time to click on the ‘hostnames’ till to display (an empty) window then another 5-6 min to
display the info on that window

Is this something that I can do to fix this issue?
Pls note that this issue happens on both cli and gui versions of yast.

What I can see from the ‘top’ is the y2base runs on 150 of %CPU while I am running the hostnames of yast

thanks in advance


just to add that console (ncurses) hostnames module of yast2 stuck on “Initialising …”

arghh can’t believe it, corrupted /etc/hosts file caused this!