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Old 07-08-2004, 04:43 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2003
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Error message on Fedora 2 login to Gnome.

I get the following error message when I try to login to Gnome. Everything was working fine until I disconnected my laptop from my broadband connection so I could print something off as my printer is in another room. I booted the laptop as localhost and that was fine too but after connecting back up to the broadband I now get this message:

Could not look up internet address for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly.
It may be possible to correct the problem by adding

The XXXX's are my machine name on broadband and the provider. I copied and pasted the machine name into /etc/hosts but did not include the IP address. Surely I don't have to include this as well, if I did then would this not mean that everytime I disconnect it from the broadband I would need to do this again and again.

Any help would be appreciated. Incidentally the error message does ask me if I want to try again or log in anyway. If I login anyway all still appears okay except that Firestarter then won't work and shuts down.

Thanks guys.


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