Timeout problems

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There are differnt options to solve this problem:

The first option is to abandon entropy from your system. You can do this by using following command:

Warning: using this hot fix reduces the security of all cryptographic applications on your system!!

mv /dev/random /dev/random.backup
ln -s /dev/urandom /dev/random

You should prefer the second solution which is to add hardware entropy generator to your system.


All recent Intel, AMD and Via processors have such a device. On newer kernels you need to load

 hw_random, or amd-rng or intel-rng

You can read more about this solutions in following article.

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