[PC-BSD Testing] No launchey after changing DNS

davidrjr at comcast.net davidrjr at comcast.net
Thu Sep 18 11:11:59 PDT 2008

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com>
> David Reedy Jr wrote:
> > Hi all, new to the list.
> > 
> > I just installed 7.0 release today and I've run into a few problems. 
> > I'll send separate emails for each.
> > 
> > First off, I have a small home network. My FreeBSD 7.0 server runs, 
> > among other things, dnsmasq 
> > (http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/doc.html). The way I have it 
> > configured, it basically just answers for anything in the hosts file and 
> > everything else gets forwarded to my ISP's upstream name servers. 
> > Pointing my Windows box at the server has worked fine.
> > 
> > When I went into Network System Configuration (I think that's what it 
> > was called), I changed the DNS servers and changed the host name. After 
> > applying the change, no application would launch afterwards. No bouncey 
> > cursor, no nothing. I had to reboot the machine. Upon reboot, the host 
> > name change remained, but the DNS servers had reverted back to the 
> > upstreams, and I was able to launch applications again.
> > 
> > Any ideas?
> That is really strange! Did you see any errors or anything when the 
> system started acting up? Also, do you have your network setup with 
> DHCP? If so, you'll need to assign a static IP address before using a 
> specific DNS, otherwise the DHCP values will override any specified DNS 
> each time. You can manually check the DNS by looking at /etc/resolv.conf 
> also BTW.
> --
> Kris Moore
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I did not see any errors, everything just failed to launch afterwards.

Yes, my network uses DHCP. Upon statically assigning an IP address, I was able to change the DNS server and everything is working as expected now.



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