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Old 11-01-2003, 03:31 PM   #1
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Please help! Login Error after install


Hi everyone,

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!

Thanks again!!

Joel
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:40 PM   #2
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Edit:
/etc/sysconfig/network

And change/add a HOSTNAME value - eg:
HOSTNAME=jacksmash

Then edit:
/etc/hosts

And at the end of the line beginning 127.0.0.1 add " jacksmash" no quotes.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:46 PM   #3
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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 :

cd /etc
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.

Tim
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:48 PM   #4
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do you mean the line 127.0.0.1 should look like this:

127.0.0.1 jacksmash

??
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:51 PM   #5
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No leave the existing entries there - eg:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost jacksmash
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:53 PM   #6
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David, I did that and logged out and still got the same message. Should I restart the computer? (I wouldn't think it would make a difference)
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:55 PM   #7
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Sorry - yes you will need to restart or running this should work too:
hostname jacksmash
 
Old 11-01-2003, 04:04 PM   #8
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(i may have posted this already)

Thanks David! That worked. What is a normal hostname that people use? Or does it really matter (sorry if thats a dumb question)
 
Old 11-01-2003, 04:08 PM   #9
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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:
Dellboy
Rodney
Albert
Boycie

And the MS Workgroup is "Nagshead".
 
  


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