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Old 02-29-2004, 06:37 PM   #1
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message at startup


I am getting the message:

Couldnot look up internet address for mal-ext.ffni.com. This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly.

when I start up Linux redhat 9. I am behind a firewall and I think that might be causing it, but I am unsure. Is their a way to fix this?

Thanks
 
Old 03-02-2004, 09:37 AM   #2
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I have the same problem.but the message also suggest to add xxxxx@locoal host to etc/host file . But I do not know how to do it either.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 07:56 AM   #3
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There is a file called "hosts" located at /etc/hosts that you must declare your host/domain name and it's ip address. You have to open this file in an text editing software. I use vi, some use emacs. Just your preference. I believe that in RH9 you may also use pico. It's very simple to do. Just follow the example and duplicate it with the additional information. Make sure and save the file and restart xnetd services. The easiest way to do this is to log in as a user, su - to log in as root, and then do what you need to do. There are man pages on the aforementioned applications for guidance.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 01:06 PM   #4
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adding your hostname to etc/hosts does not always solve your problem...
You better change the hostname to localhost, where the IP is already setn 127.0.0.1
Otherwise redhat will try to lookup a static IP for your host...
 
Old 03-03-2004, 02:10 PM   #5
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tHANKS for the help but as an absolute newbie can you show step by step change to be made
so far I know how to start up the terminal and type su to get to the root and input my root password . Is there a page or link or example where I can copy?
Thanks
 
Old 03-03-2004, 03:24 PM   #6
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You will have to have BOTH. You need to have one entry stating local host @ local domain (ip address 127.0.0.1) AND one for your eth0. This should be something like host.server.domain with the ip address. I don't necessarily know that is the problem but it won't work without it.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 04:04 PM   #7
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Re: message at startup

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Originally posted by fawkes
I am getting the message:

Couldnot look up internet address for mal-ext.ffni.com. This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly.

when I start up Linux redhat 9. I am behind a firewall and I think that might be causing it, but I am unsure. Is their a way to fix this?

Thanks
I tried going to that site myself, and Mozilla says that it is not there. (mal-ext.ffni.com could not be found. Please check the name and try again.) Maybe the server is down?
 
Old 03-07-2004, 02:23 PM   #8
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Re: Re: message at startup

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I tried going to that site myself, and Mozilla says that it is not there. (mal-ext.ffni.com could not be found. Please check the name and try again.) Maybe the server is down?
I did the sam ething in hopes of figuring out its ip so that I could fix the problem and it does not seem to exist. That is why it confussed me and I posted it here.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 12:06 AM   #9
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yes i do not have any problem working with fedora
may be this is only a rogers cable thing
 
  


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