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Old 11-13-2003, 10:28 AM   #1
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RH9 Can't get on the internet


I'm using a Linksys router to split my cable conntection over like 5 computers and this is the first time I have worked with RH, my issues is that I can't seem to setup my internet connection. When I login as the root I get this message:

"Could not look up internet address for localhost.localdomain. This will prevent GNME from iperating correctly. It may be possible tp cprrect the problem by adding localhost.localdomain to the file /etc/host"

Well I have no idea what to do with that, so I just go on playing around with my network settings, here is what I have:

etho (3com 3c590/3c595/3c90/3cr980)
Get ip automatically

Hostname: localhost.localdomain
Primary DNS :
Secondary DNS:
Tertiary DNS:
DNS Search path: local doamin

Name: localhost

Old 11-13-2003, 10:36 AM   #2
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change the hostname in /etc/hostname and you shouldn't get that messege anymore. and if you connect by dhcp, you can just type [b]dhcpcd]/b] in a terminal, and it should get you connected. it may take a few minutes for that though. good luck.


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