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Old 09-15-2003, 02:01 PM   #1
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/etc/hosts error


I've looked on a couple boards for fixes for this problem, but thus far none of the code posted by people is right.

Whenever I startup a user account, be it root or not, I get the following error: "could not look up internet address, which is preventing gnome from operating correctly, to try and fix problem add CPEOOO255a5214b-CM00e06f175ca0 to /etc/hosts"

So, I went online, found a couple boards that posted the following lines to add:

Code:
127.0.0.1 localhost
and then later someone said they had to 'add an alias', whatever that means and posted the following code:

Code:
127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain

I copy/pasted these directly into the /etc/hosts file, but it didn't fix anything. What am I doing wrong? Should I not have the parts?
 
Old 09-15-2003, 02:46 PM   #2
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well double check what you have in the line HOSTNAME= in the /etc/sysconfig/network file..
 
  


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