Re: bad display name
From: philo (philo_at_privacy.net)
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 15:42:22 -0500
"Keve Nagy" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> when i start x i get this message:
>> xauth: (argv):1 bad display name "user.nameserver.com" in "list" command
> This is because the hostname you have assigned to your host cannot be
> resolved. Your machine is most probably in a private IP domain and your
> system (hostname and IP number) is not registered in the DNS you use, or
> you don't use a DNS at all (at least not when you started X and received
> this message).
> You can make this message disappear by allowing your system to find the IP
> address for your current hostname (and/or vice-versa).
> Try this:
> 1., Edit your /etc/hosts file so that it contains a line with your actual
> IP number and your actual hostname.
> 2., Make sure that your /etc/host.conf file has "hosts" on top so that
> your system will try to resolve names using your /etc/hosts file first,
> and just then going to use "bind".
> Here is my example:
> I am also in a private IP range, namely 192.168.1.xxx.
> My hostname is junkyard, I use a realtek network card detected as rl0 and
> I use the IP number 192.168.1.47 with my gateway being on 192.168.1.1, so
> I have these lines in my /etc/rc.conf:
thanks for the reply...
you've supplied a lot of valuable info!