setting hostname...

Volker Kindermann freebsd at
Sat Jun 14 03:58:34 PDT 2003

> Now to my question (and the reason I feel stupid): I named my computer
> "al-djabr" first, but decided to change to "al-khwarizmi", in honour 
> of the late, great arabic mathematician. My domain is 
> "", so the hostname would be 
> ""...I put this in /etc/rc.conf, of
> course, and sure enough, the system seems to think it's named 
> according to my rc.conf-wishes... 
> When X starts, though, it complains that -  and I quote -  
> "Can't get own host name. Your system is severely misconfigured". 

is the old name still in /etc/hosts?


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