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I am studying DNS and so I installed bind on my box. Now I have
in my /etc/resolv.conf
I'm using Debian and found the cause in my startup script for bind. So that is where you need to look. Somewhere in /etc/init.d or on of the /etc/rc?.d directories. I am not sure where Mandrake keeps them.
Running bind as a caching server has speeded up my internet surfing. I can tell the differnce in speed from the first time I visit a site and subsequent visits.
opjose, looks like you have started me on another project I think I will try to do it by hand. I like to get down and dirty with the configs If you know of any sites besides the squid home page that might come in handy, please post them.
BTW, my caching server is woking great. First query is 94 msec. The subsequent ones are 7msec. What an improvement!
This gets better and better. I reformatted. Just for the heck ofit. WhenI go into my network settings like I did previously, X refuses to start. I changed nothing. I looked inthere to make sure it was not resetting again on boot, and boom. I reboot and it says X can't start. Arg.
Originally posted by opjose Prior to your reformat it seems that you had some entries in netprofiles which might have been setting things back.
Anyway start up in non-fb mode which will get you a TEXT startup.
Login as root.
Now change /etc/resolv.conf to what you had when it was working and type "X".
See if you get a graphical screen (ALT-BACKSPACE gets you back out...)
If you do then do as I mentioned in the prior post.
I still believe that one problem you are having is that the machine does not know who it is.
If you cannot get the graphical screen try running XorgConfig or whatever it is called and try different video card and monitor settings (test each one!) until you get something that works.
It appears I have discovered a bug.
After a completely clear reformat, installing no servers at all, when I boot into Gnome of KDE for the first time, that 127 DNS entry is there. I disabled that hotplugging thing, and it still does it.
Change it once, reboot and its back. I tried changing it everywhere, through various ways, and Its still there.