Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 169733
RFE: Renaming machine prevents applications from opening
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:14 EST
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Description of problem:
system-config-network allows the user to rename the machine. After doing so, it is no longer possible to open new desktop applications such as Terminal. This seems to have something to do with the X Window Server not liking the fact that the hostname has changed.
If the desktop environment can't really cope with an action, there ought to be a message box warning the user that logging in and out will be necessary before applications can be opened successfully.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Desktop -> Settings -> Network
2. Change the hostname of the machine
3. Close Network
4. Try to open a terminal window
5. No love
Actual Results: Unable to open GUI applications until after logging out and in again
Expected Results: Should be able to open GUI applications. If that's not possible, should be told that the operation requires the user to log out. On OKing that, the desktop should log out.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?