Problem with DHCP, /etc/hosts and GNOME
julo at altern.org
Thu Apr 8 17:26:56 UTC 2004
On Thu, 2004-04-08 at 18:16, duncan brown wrote:
> because winXP is winXP and linux is linux (well, gnome is gnome).
I would even say Fedora is Fedora :)
> they're different, so they behave differently.
> the way that the X11 protocol (takes all the information from the gnome
> programs and sends it to XFree86) and XFree86 (what actually displays
> what's on your screen) works is like any other network protocol, in fact,
> if i were so inclined i could run gnome-session on my server in new jersey
> and display it on my screen here in southern maryland, about 300 miles
> away (though the refresh and latency would suck, heh). now, gnome wants
> to ENSURE that it's displaying on the correct screen and not where it's
> not wanted or where it shouldn't be. this is why it wants to make sure
> that the hostname it's finds on start is the proper one to display on.
> some things will panic and crash.
> www.gnome.org has more info, if you're so inclined to look for it.
Actually, I know that already. But what I don't understand is why can't
GNOME know that my hostname matches my own computer ? After all, eth0 is
started and a new hostname is set for me by the router. What should be
done for GNOME to be aware that this new hostname points to my computer
It's even stranger when GNOME starts and tells me, through an error
dialog, that I have to add my hostname to /etc/hosts... Why can't it
just be added automatically without warning me ?
I don't understand why I have to tell it myself (by adding my hostname
Julien Olivier <julo at altern.org>
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