problem regarding setting DISPLAY env variable and hostname
rob at roblytle.org
Wed Feb 22 10:18:44 PST 2006
I have been trying to figure out how to set the display name on my computer. I have a program used with Xorg
that gives me the error message:
_X11TransSocketINETConnect() can't get address for xenon:6000: hostname nor servname provided, or not known
Error: Can't open display: xenon:0.0
also when starting or stopping Xorg I either get:
bad display name "xenon:0" in "remove" command or
bad display name "xenon:0 in "list" command
I have my XDISPLAY env variable set using (in Bash):
DISPLAY=xenon:0.0 export DISPLAY
xenon is the name of the machine
I think part of the problem is the setting of the hostname. This laptop runs off of DHCP
and I am not really sure about what I should do for setting the hostname. The manual says
to set HOSTNAME="" in rc.conf if using DHCP, but then I get the amnesiac message upon boot.
Sendmail doesn't like that either and hangs during the boot process. So I just set it
arbitrarily to "xenon"
I have read manual pages, searched the archives, but I am really confused about all of this.
Thank you for any help.
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