Bug 169733 - RFE: Renaming machine prevents applications from opening
Summary: RFE: Renaming machine prevents applications from opening
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact:
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
Blocks: 87718
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-10-02 13:39 UTC by Thomas Boutell
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-13 11:54:12 UTC

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Description Thomas Boutell 2005-10-02 13:39:32 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Christian Iseli 2007-01-20 00:36:19 UTC
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 ?


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