Re: networkmanager causes gnome to not be able to open any programs

On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 23:37 -0700, Xamindar wrote:
> Dan Williams wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 10:38 -0400, Izzy Condie wrote:
> >>> I have been having this problem for a while now and it has seemed 
> >>> random. All of a sudden I can't open any more programs, nothing
> >>> happens. If I try to open a program in a console I get something like:
> >>>
> >>> gedit
> >>> No protocol specified
> >>> Cannot open display:
> >>> Run 'gedit --help' to see a full list of available command line
> >>> options.
> >>>
> >>> I check the display variable and it looks fine. I finally narrowed it 
> >>> down to something with networkmanager. I will be fine until I switch 
> >>> networks in networkmanager. If networkmanager always stays on the
> >>> same network I am fine, but if I dare change networks I am then
> >>> forced to kill X and re-log back in to be able to open anything new.
> >>>
> >>> What is causing this? Has anyone else experienced it?
> >> I found that the HOSTNAME variable was being reset to
> >> after networkmanager started up on my
> >> distro.  I don't know where networkmanager was getting its information
> > 
> > What is the contents of /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf?
> There is no such file on my system, all I have is a 
> /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/ directory. Is that the only location 
> it could be?
> > 
> > It could well be that you either have an older snapshot, or your distro
> > hasn't configured it's system settings config correctly.
> I am using version 0.6.6

Ok, then everything I said does not apply.  The Gentoo backend for NM
0.6.6 does change the hostname based on DHCP server response. 


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