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Old 07-12-2005, 11:26 AM   #1
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xset: unable to open display "mycomputer.mynetwork:0.0"


My error ocure when i try to login in startx
The error is:
_X11TransSocketINETConnect: Can't get address for <oldmycomputer.oldmynetwork>
xset: unable to open display "oldmycomputer.oldmynetwork:0.0"

My linux version is RHEL 3.0

I was trying to set a new IP adress and new host name for my server and in Network Configuration (or something like this) window i made a few steps:
1. i changed the IP address for my ethernet device
2. i removed the host from hosts tab

My question is how can i set hostname with an IP address and an alias from command line?

Thanks in advance

Nicolae Ancuta
Old 07-12-2005, 01:13 PM   #2
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The information is written to the file '/etc/hosts'. You should have entries that look like: localhost.localdomain localhost oldmycomputer.oldmynetwork oldmycomputer

Replace "" with your machine's IP address.

You can use any editor you want to modify the file (like vi).
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