Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 02-14-2004, 10:41 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: South Carolina
Distribution: Fedora Core 2
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Login error with wrong domain

I get the following error message when Linux is trying to open my Gnome session:

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

I should say that I'm on a dial-up, so I don't expect the internet to be connected. I should also say that my Terminal gives my username followed by my dial-up ISP, "". After I first setup Linux, however, I think Terminal used my username with "@localhost.localdomain".

So I opened /etc/hosts to find this:

# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail. localhost.localdomain localhost

How do I get rid of the error message? I don't think I should change /etc/hosts (maybe I'm wrong). And should this change the Terminal prompt?
Old 03-22-2004, 05:02 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
I get the same thing. I don't know what it is. And Yes I'm a total Linux noob.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wrong login shell prevent root login cefs99 Linux - Security 4 05-31-2006 08:28 AM
Joined Domain, can't login as domain user mikeyt_333 Linux - Networking 12 08-26-2005 08:25 AM
Wrong Hostname in a MS Domain Zeb Linux - Networking 0 03-16-2004 03:32 AM
Terminal: Wrong Domain bezaleel Linux - Newbie 3 01-21-2004 03:11 AM
wrong domain IP addresses _stef_ Linux - Networking 1 05-21-2002 05:51 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration