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Old 12-08-2004, 07:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy error message: can not find internet address for 29:2a:ff


I'm a Linux newbi and I just installed fedora3. All seems to work just fine but after logging in I get an error message "can not find internet address for 29:2a:ff, if you continue GNOME may not function properly. The problem may be solved by adding 29:2a:ff to the file /etc/hosts."
When I continue and open a terminal I see myname@29:2a:ff-
My question is : what need to be changed in etc/hosts ? In this file I see only an IP address for localhost (29:2a:ff looks like a partial MAC address)
My PC is hooked up to a WLAN Sweex router with a normal ethernet card and cable. I can ping the router and I can see the shared files on my laptop via the WLAN. So the system works but I like to understand what's going on.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 08:33 AM   #2
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It's an IP version 6 address... meaning that you are running for IPv6... and you should be running for IPv4...

I'm not sure how to change that in Fedora, but I'm sure some docs would tell you.. Anyways, that's your problem..
 
Old 12-09-2004, 05:11 AM   #3
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It's an IP version 6 address... meaning that you are running for IPv6... and you should be running for IPv4...

I'm not sure how to change that in Fedora, but I'm sure some docs would tell you.. Anyways, that's your problem..
Thanks for the qiuck reply but changing to IPv4 did not help.
I'll try to figure out what to do but any help is welcome.
 
Old 12-15-2004, 02:25 AM   #4
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Smile error message: can not find internet address

x1-6-00-0b-cd-a4-c5-3a is the mac address, or ipv6 address I am given when my install of fedora core 3 logs in. I think it might not have correctly scanned the wireless card or other network hardware you have correctly. If memory serves, there should be eight pairs of characters in such an address, and mine is incomplete, as was yours. I'm going to try finding a driver for my wireless card. I think linuxant or ndis is where I'll start looking. By the way, whatever you do, don't put the messed-up address in hosts next to 127.0.0.1. All your network services will fail at boot and you will have to enter interactive startup and say no to all the network services in order to boot into your root account, just to take it out of your hosts file. Trust me on this one. I just went through it, stupid me. I knew it would cause problems. I may be wrong about the mac address thing, but I believe that the pairs of characters are your computer's identifying address, so looping back to 127.0.0.1 will keep you effectively off the net. BTW, I'm pretty noob, so if anyone finds this to be bass-akwards, let us all know. --cyberdwarf
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:22 PM   #5
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Smile Correction: I found the fix

* Open the terminal and type:

gedit /etc/hosts

Place your cursor after "localhost" and hit tab. Then type in the characters that appear on your root terminal screen after "root@" up to but not including the space and tilde (~). When you are finished, your hosts file should look something like this:

# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost x1-6-00-04-5a-5e-ac-83

Click on the "save" icon in gedit and close it. This will eliminate the Gnome error message that appears on boot-up on some systems.

This is from http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...ion_notes.html
It really is just resetting the host name to what the shell says it is into the hosts file that apparently doesn't know your hostname, if that makes sense. --Bill
 
Old 12-17-2004, 02:59 PM   #6
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Thanks Cyberdwarf, it works. Also found more useful tips on the recommended website.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 01:35 AM   #7
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No prob.

Glad I could help out. We newb's gotta stick together, right? ;} I've tried lots of distro's, and I think fedora works the best, don't you?
 
  


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