persistent DISPLAY variable

Jack Tanner
Thu Sep 15 17:55:00 GMT 2005

Bob B wrote:
> Where would it do that?  How can I find out if the queried host is at 
> fault?
> My Windows COMPUTERNAME is newhost.
> I have discovered that some queried hosts work fine, others that I try 
> to connect to are doing this oldhostname thing. Maybe the Unix admins 
> have XDMCP on the queried hosts screwed up and it is forcing the DISPLAY 
> variable to be something incorrect.
> I don't think it is a problem on my side now.
> I also can't swear that oldhostname is in fact an old host name for my 
> PC. I can't ping oldhost from any Unix box - I don't know where that 
> name is coming from.

I wonder if the queried hosts are doing some sort of reverse DNS lookup, 
and finding that your newhostname doesn't match the DNS records.

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