hostname change breaks X - how to connect 127.0.0.1 ?
Tero Karvinen tero _dot_ karvinen atta iki _dot_ fi
tee0 at mbnet.fi
Tue Aug 31 10:53:19 PDT 2004
When hostname is changed, X can no longer open windows. I think
this could be fixed by making X connect to 127.0.0.1, but I don't
know how to do this.
To repeat the problem:
(xterm opens normally)
# hostame xbreaker
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified
xterm Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0
(xterm does not open)
XFree86 has the same problem. I have seen this on Redhat 8, Redhat 9,
Fedora Core 1 and Fedora Core 2 on different computers and networks.
Searching google, groups2, gmane and asking in #xorg, #freedeesktop and
#xwin did not help. I have found bubble gum solutions, such as restarting
X and setting hostname to localhost, but they interrupt work and cause
How can I make X work normally when hostname keeps changing?
Tero Karvinen http://iki.fi/karvinen tero karvinen atta iki fi
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