problem regarding setting DISPLAY env variable and hostname
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Wed Feb 22 10:28:22 PST 2006
On 2006-02-22 10:17, Rob <rob at roblytle.org> wrote:
> 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
> _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
Your laptop can't resolve the name "xenon".
> 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"
Note that the capitalization of rc.conf variables is *significant*. The
real rc.conf variable that you have to set to avoid the "Amnesiac" name is:
> I have read manual pages, searched the archives, but I am really confused
> about all of this. Thank you for any help.
All this can be resolved by using `/etc/hosts'. Just add your hostname
there and point it to the 127.0.0.1 address. Then all programs should be
able to resolve it.
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