On Friday,  3 January 2003 at 11:11:13 +0100, Marcel Stangenberger wrote:
>> I'm afraid I don't know enough about Microsoft to give you any further
>> information, but since you say that it happened after the DHCP lease
>> expires, you should check your configuration files on the Microsoft
>> machine to see if they are making any assumptions about IP addresses.
>> You could also try manually starting the client on eldar, pointing it
>> at the (running) X server on your Microsoft box.  Something like:
>>   xterm -display microsoft:0
> this did the trick, after i started it, it gave the report that it
> couldn't find the computername. I checked the DNS entry's and they where
> all correct. After that i checked the /etc/hosts and saw that there was
> an error there. (the computername was listed multiple times with diverent
> IP's). After correcting this, xdm gave my Xserver a beautifull login
> prompt. :-)

Glad to hear that we've solved the problem.  But looking back,
consider the approach.  Reinstalling seldom helps.

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