jg at laptop.org
Tue Sep 18 10:39:25 EDT 2007
On Tue, 2007-09-18 at 10:27 -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 06:55 -0400, Jim Gettys wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 16:10 -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 19:52 +0100, Victor Lazzarini wrote:
> > > > Thanks, I am now seeing my wireless router on
> > > > the machines and can ping other machines connected
> > > > to it. Wired internet seems to work (as far as ifconfig
> > > > and ping are concerned).
> > > >
> > > > Two questions:
> > > >
> > > > 1. How should I set my hostname and fix it to work
> > > > with DHCP?
> > >
> > > The hostname isn't changed by NM because that breaks Xauth and stops you
> > > from being able to launch X apps.
> > I thought this got fixed in X quite a while ago (something like 18
> > months ago). It certainly used to be a PITA.
> Certainly not fixed, I just tested it out and it fails miserably. It is
> a PITA. Somebody who knows X needs to fix Xauth to not rely on
> The xauth cookie depends on the hostname of the machine at the time
> xinit gets run, so we either need to change our xinit stuff to put
> 127.0.0.1 there for a hostname, or suck up the fact that changing the
> hostname kills the ability to start X apps.
Keithp demo'ed this at a conference over a year ago; I'll try to track
him down to figure out what we're doing wrong.
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