Posted 20 March 2003 - 01:11 AM
I'm a linux noobie for sure. I'm reading, experimenting and plodding along. Here is my question for anyone - i believe the install was successful but when the GUI starts i get the following error message
"Could not look up internet address for xx-x-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx. (my MAC address) This will prevent gnome from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct teh problem by adding xx-x-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx to the file /etc/hosts."
I have a cable modem and Redhat 8.0. Since i'm new to this i can't tell what is not "operating correctly." IMozilla works fine, that is what i'm using right now. I'm want to know how to get rid of that message. What exactly would i add the the /etc/hosts file? The MAC address? Something to allow dynamic IP addresses?
Posted 20 March 2003 - 05:42 AM
edit /etc/hosts and you will probably see something like:
GNOME is tripping up on the "localhost.my.domain" part. Like say I named my machine "smackdatass" and that I use cox.net I would change the line above to look like:
just replace that with your information and hopefully GNOME will stop bitching at you .
The board doesn't like me using whitespace so I'll put [TAB] in the above examples
Posted 24 March 2003 - 12:10 AM
How does one rename your linux box? I don't think Redhat asked for a computer name at startup so i don't know where that alphanumeric name came from.
Posted 24 March 2003 - 10:21 PM
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