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Old 08-16-2004, 09:39 AM   #1
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Gnome login error

I just installed Fedora Core 2. I get the following error when i am logging into Gnome. No error with KDE.

"Could not look up internet address fro HPPAV (my hostname).
Gnome will not work correctly. This problem may be resolved
if you enter HPPAV in /etc/hosts."

or something to that effect. The problem is i don't know what to do with
/etc/hosts .
Old 08-16-2004, 09:56 AM   #2
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I had the same problem with Shrike....

Do exactly what it says.... Open a terminal, move to the /etc/directory.

gedit/vi your hosts file and make sure it has:

If it already has it, try swapping it around. it worked for me.


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Old 08-17-2004, 07:29 AM   #3
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thanks, I'll try that.


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