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Thread: Bad hostname error at boot

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    Just burned his ISO
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    Default Bad hostname error at boot

    I installed BT4 on my system. A few days later, I changed the hostname of the machine using the hostname command. The X server now has trouble when I launch startx, saying something about "bad hostname in the list command". Can someone shed some light on how to resolve this? Most of the time, X is able to start, but occasionally I just get a grey screen and have to ctl-alt-backspace out and restart the X server. Thanks in advance.

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    My life is this forum thorin's Avatar
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    Default Re: Bad hostname error at boot

    Simply changing it back would seem to be the quickest and easiest solution.

    Practicing some google'fu on the actual error message(s) would likely help you as well.
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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