startx xauth errors
rwatson at freebsd.org
Tue Oct 12 01:53:22 PDT 2004
On Mon, 11 Oct 2004, Doug White wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 jmarquez at telenetwork.com wrote:
> > When I execute startx, xauth gives me the following error twice in a row.
> > xauth: (stdin):1: bad "add" command line
> Make sure your machine can resolve its own hostname. THere's a couple
> of name lookups in the xauth path and it'll spit this out if the lookup
> fails. Make sure the system's hostname is fully qualified and listed in
> /etc/hosts, DNS, or both :)
And/or use the neat trick of using 'localhost' as your hostname, which I
believe Apple uses at times.
Robert N M Watson FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at fledge.watson.org Principal Research Scientist, McAfee Research
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