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Bug 4286 - problem with XFree86 and kppp
Summary: problem with XFree86 and kppp
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdenetwork
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-07-31 16:50 UTC by bpinaud
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-02 12:54:01 UTC

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Description bpinaud 1999-07-31 16:50:18 UTC
I've have the latest version of kde and XFree86 and there is
still a problem when i'm connected to the internet using
kppp. The problem is that the X server (i use the Mach64
server) is refusing connection to all X applications so
before going on the web i've have to start all applications
i want to use during my kppp session.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-08-02 12:54:59 UTC
This is actually not a problem with kppp or even KDE itself, but
rather with CORBA.  CORBA is trying to perform a reverse lookup of the
hostname before starting any applications.  I am assuming that your
hostname is currently set to localhost.localdomain.  This being the
case, then you dial up to your ISP, the network scripts that get
executed are assigning you a new hostname, and therefore CORBA is not
able to perform that reverse lookup anymore and you see what happens.
To solve this problem, give your machine a real hostname (check "man
hostname") and then add this entry to your /etc/hosts file (mimic the
entry which is already there for localhost)  This way when you dial
up, you will not get a new hostname (since you have already assigned
one) and CORBA will be able to perform the reverse lookup because the
assignment is given in /etc/hosts.

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