On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 10:23 AM, Alper Kanat email@example.com wrote:
As I wrote earlier, I don't have a mouse interface at all since I'm accessing the Arch box via SSH on my Mac. I checked the entropy level via cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_level and it was around 58 at most. So I installed rng-tools, changed TIMEOUT in /etc/conf.d/rngd from 0 to 10.
When I ran rngd -f -r /dev/urandom and ran pacman-key --init, it completed in seconds. Issue solved. This is probably about being inside a VM which limits the entropy level somehow.
Sorry, I missed that part about the mouse - but that was a very clever