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Old 12-02-2003, 06:55 AM   #1
leva
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gnome problem


Hi,
when I start gnome (after login RH9) I get the following massage:

Could not look up internet adress for..
This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly.
It may be possible to correct the problem by adding
. to the file /etc/hosts.

What exactly should I add to /etc/hosts ?

Thanks
Simon
 
Old 12-02-2003, 08:20 AM   #2
arvindn
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/etc/hosts is a mapping table between host names and IP addresses. Make sure you have the line "127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost" in it. I don't know what gnome wanted to lookup in that file. If you want more info about the /etc/hosts file, use the command "man hosts" or search for "hosts" in the gnome help. Maybe the actual problem is unrelated to /etc/hosts. Perhaps you are starting a program which connects to the internet when it starts and you are offline when you log in.

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