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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:21 pm    Post subject: /etc/host.conf: line 24: bad command `mdns off' Reply with quote

Hello, all.

I've just more-or-less finished installing Gentoo on my new system. When I try to boot, everything loads fine up until I get this error:
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/etc/host.conf: line 24: bad command `mdns off'


I seem to be able to log in with a terminal just fine after that, although I'm fairly certain I asked for an X windows session on startup. Is the error causing the computers loading process to stop, or is it something that I can safely ignore?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.

You can safely remove that line. It was a leftover from the system where the stage tarball was built. That shouldn't prevent X from starting. Are you sure that you remembered to run the following?
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# rc-update add xdm default

You can check that with rc-update show.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.

[mod]I'm moving this thread to dupes in favour of this one.
If your problem with starting X persists, create a new thread about that in Desktop Environments.[/mod]

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