Bug 9326 - DHCP and launcher
Summary: DHCP and launcher
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcp   
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Erik Troan
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Reported: 2000-02-11 03:26 UTC by Piet E Barber
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-15 17:29:04 UTC
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Description Piet E Barber 2000-02-11 03:26:58 UTC
The GNOME launcher gets very grumpy when your host name changes.

I am in a DHCP office, and when I plug in the laptop and establish a
connection, the laptop gets a hostname.  DHCP assigns a hostname based on
the in-addr for the IP address it was allocated.

Well, if you are already in the middle of a GNOME session, you can forget
about opening any new Gnome Terminal windows.

(I have noticed this problem in KDE, as well, but I don't use KDE, so I
won't report the bug. )

You don't even need a DHCP session in your office, just launch a window,
type hostname newhostname, and try to open another window.

Other programs don't launch either.  Xterm is unaffected.

Comment 1 Erik Troan 2000-02-15 17:29:59 UTC
The best solution for this is to decide on a hostname (which doesn't need
to exist on any real network) for your machine, say my.machine (which will
work fine).

Edit /etc/hosts, and put "my.machine my" on the line, and
set your hostname in /etc/sysconfig/network.

We're working on a better solution.

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