How to set hostname for a machine intended to become company's mail server ?

Manish Jain bourne.identity at
Tue Mar 10 23:27:27 PDT 2015

I am setting a FreeBSD 10.1 (amd64) machine for a company referred to as xyz
in the rest of this message.

This machine is to provide all important services including a mail server and 
printing services. The company's mail service is currently hosted by an 
external provider, who also looks after DNS.

At installation time, I set the machine name to 

When I starting work on setting up a mail server , I thought it would be
better to change the hostname to

I did this, and added xyz.freebsd10dot1.amd64 to as an alias to the
::1 and lines in /etc/hosts
When I did this and rebooted, I found that the X server fails to start. 
There are some lines in /var/log/Xorg.log complaining about invalid 
configuration in xorg.conf.d, but nothing much more in the log except for a few 
control characters like Ctrl-O and Ctrl-B

What could be the problem here ? And how do I get the X server to start ?

Thanks for any help &

Manish Jain

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