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Old 10-08-2003, 07:13 PM   #1
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yes! its another newbie questions


hi everybody,

got the RH 9 installed not long ago, was quite excited to see what Linus could do, anyway, here comes the newbie question:
after i log in each time, i was shown the following message,

'Coulld not look up internet address for dhcp-896-782.
This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly.
It may be possible to correct the problem by adding dhcp-896-782 to the file /etc/hosts.'

what exactly does that mean? i looked the /etc/hosts, and had no idea how to add? can anyone help?

also, it seems to me that all the programs seem to work faster when i am connected to internet. for instance, when im connected to the net, i could open a new terminal in a sec or two, but when im not connected, it takes ages to open a new terminal. is this a common problem?

thanks
 
Old 10-08-2003, 07:15 PM   #2
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do this in console:
gedit /etc/hosts
this will open a word editor, you can simply add your hostname to the file and save it. Never heard of the other problem before...
 
Old 10-08-2003, 07:24 PM   #3
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thanks for the replay,
but how?
i opened the word editor as you instructed, but i couldnt type anything in it. nothing works except the arrow buttons
 
Old 10-08-2003, 07:26 PM   #4
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you have to be root in order to edit that file, so before typing
gedit /etc/host
do this in console:
su
and then your password. Do the other steps after that..
 
Old 10-08-2003, 08:08 PM   #5
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i did the su and password, then got to the word editor, then i was lost.
i had no idea where to add the host name! i tried to just put the host name in and restarted the computer to see what happen. nothing changed. so can you be more specific at where exactly do i add the host name.
thanks
 
Old 10-18-2003, 08:15 AM   #6
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Very easy fix for this error.

In /etc/hosts file where is shows the line which is tells you not to remove it. at the end of this line replace 'localhost' with your computer name or whichever name it states in the error dialogue box.

i.e My original line read.........127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost

Now my line reads..............127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain N1Y3T6]

Hope this helps.
 
  


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