Xauth / gnome error

James S Blankenship dragoninterrupted at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 19:35:00 PDT 2005

Thanks. Pardon me if this is a stupid question, but I don't know what my
machines host name is; I used DHCP during installation, and believe that it
may have been named .ontrca.adelphia.net by default. How can I determine the
localhost name and/or change it? Otherwise, you've provided me with great
information with the gnome doc.


On 10/13/05, Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at marcuscom.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-10-13 at 19:04 -0700, James S Blankenship wrote:
> > I keep getting this error when gnome starts "could not
> > lookup address .ontrca.adelphia.net" and when I
> > shutdown X I get the error: Xauth bad display name
> > ".ontrca.adelphia.net:0" in "remove" command. I tried
> > changing /etc/hosts from the default
> > localhost.my.domain to localhost.ontrca.adelphia.net<http://localhost.ontrca.adelphia.net>
> > <http://localhost.ontrca.adelphia.net>,
> > but have the same error. Do you know how I might
> > remedy this?
> See http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/faq2.html#q20 for what you need to
> do to fix the hostname resolution issues for GNOME.
> Joe
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