Bug 1163 - Update to XFree86 causes problems with netcfg
Summary: Update to XFree86 causes problems with netcfg
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-02-15 04:31 UTC by kevingal
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-19 17:45:15 UTC

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Description kevingal 1999-02-15 04:31:54 UTC
After upgrading to RedHat 5.2, I had no problems with
netcfg.  Then I updated to XFree86, version, as
recommended.  Now, when I execute netcfg for the first time
after logging in, to connect to my ISP via a PPP dialup
connection, all attempts to start X clients fail with an
error message complaining that they do not have permission
to use display ":0.0".

A rather annoying workaround is to restart X without logging
out and then re-connecting to my ISP via netcfg.

Comment 1 kevingal 1999-03-19 04:54:59 UTC
I found a workaround.  I used the xhost command and added my local
host name.

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-03-19 17:45:59 UTC
I suggest that you use xauth instead, because it is much more secure.
Do a query on www.dejanews.com on "xhost" to see horror stories.
Future releases of Red Hat Linux will not change the hostname for
dialup PPP and SLIP connections, as we have decided that this is not
safe for all programs, X being the most notable example.

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