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I'm totally new to Linux - I have RedHat v9.0.
I've installed it, and then figured out how to install NVIDIA drivers and Java from these forums - so thanks!
Now, ever since I installed the OS, I get this error immediately after logging in:
Could not look up internet address for x1-6-00-e0-7d-db-e9-23.
This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly.
It may be possible to correct the problem by adding
x1-6-00-e0-7d-db-e9-23 to the file /etc/hosts.
And then it gives me the option to "Log in Anyways".
I don't seem to be having any problems, but does anyone know why I'm getting this error and how to fix it!
The string x1-6-00-e0-7d-db-e9-23 doesn't make much sense to me. It's too long for a MAC address and too short for an IPv6 address and its certainly not an IPv4 address (and I assume its not the name of your machine).
My guess is that it somehow got entered in the wrong place in a configuration widget. I would suggest you try searching for any configuration files that contain this string.
Your can do this with the following commands :
grep -r ' x1-6-00-e0-7d-db-e9-23' *
(best done as root because some files may be read protected)
If you don't find it there, cd to your home directory and try :
grep -r ' x1-6-00-e0-7d-db-e9-23' * .*
(this may take a long time if your home directory is large, you might first try with just the .* pattern).
Post the names (and directories) of any files you find that match.
Usually somethign that you can use to identify your computer on the network. Name them after the people that use them or make somethign up. Since I got my dell machine I have: