Originally Posted by a.s.techgeek
When I started over, I got about as far as disabling SElinux and upon reboot, loading "sendmail" took longer than normal to load. When I was finally able to login, it was almost like my machine was bogged down. It seemed odd, the system is using a AMD Athlon 64 with a gig of ram.
That sounds as if the internet connection or the DNS resolution are not working. What's in /etc/resolv.conf?