misc/80979: when hostname is not configured well, xsm core dumps on
colin at under-the-fridge.com
Fri May 13 13:20:03 GMT 2005
>Synopsis: when hostname is not configured well, xsm core dumps on login
>Arrival-Date: Fri May 13 13:20:02 GMT 2005
>Originator: Colin Coghill
FreeBSD anya.localdomain 5.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #0: Sun May 8 10:21:06 UTC 2005 root at harlow.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
I installed 5.4-RELEASE from the official ISOs downloaded from ftp.freebsd.org.
I chose the xorg server.
Since I was on a private network with no DNS (for testing) I entered a non-existant hostname. (anya.localdomain)
Upon login (via xdm) the x session manager pops up a window with "chooseSessionListWidget" in the menu. A click anywhere on the window results in an xsm.core file and drop back to the xdm login screen.
I could find no useful errors logged.
choose the xorg server. (I don't know if XFree86 has the same problem)
Give a non-existant name for hostname.
Attempt to log in.
Make sure the hostname given at installation is able to be looked up, or if not, is at least put in the /etc/hosts file.
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