Bug 1955 - X windows fails if hostname changes
Summary: X windows fails if hostname changes
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1954
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-04-02 18:20 UTC by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-03 04:10:54 UTC

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Description Chris Evans 1999-04-02 18:20:40 UTC
Hi! Nasty one this, might bite people

When you bring up your dialup connection whilst in X, this
(obviously) changes the hostname. Unfortunately this has
the effect of breaking the new X authorization method.

So I hit the button to bring up my ppp link, and then..
oh dear X won't let me launch any new windows.

n.b. the new X authorization stuff is _great_ for security
so please don't revert that change :-)))

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-03 04:10:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 1954 ***

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