XFree86 / XDarwin and change of hostname

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Sun Feb 25 08:14:35 PST 2007

On Feb 24, 2007, at 8:29 PM, Tabitha McNerney wrote:
> So from a security standpoint, if one must change the hostname,  
> then one must also create a new .Xauthority file? I see  
> the .Xauthority file on my machine (with the hostname that was  
> changed) is not editable with a text editor (also this is probably  
> to be expected?).

I think you can just restart your x server and have things work (and/ 
or remove your .Xauthority file)... but it's been a while since I've  
renamed a host...

> If the hostname must be changed, then X (as in XFree86) must be re- 
> installed as a MacPort?

This isn't a macports problem, and you shouldn't need to reinstall  

Daniel J. Luke
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