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Old 10-04-2003, 02:01 PM   #1
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I installed RH9 a couple of days ago on my laptom and i am still experiencing some problems...

First, it didn't support my Ethernet Card, so I had to get the drivers from BroadBand to make internet work... after rebooting, when logging to gnome i get an error message 'unknown host: x1-600... add this host to localhosts' and everything is very very slow... so I added this string to localhost in Network settings... but next time I boot, computer hangs whilie initializing sendmail... i went in the rescue mode and removed this service, so i can now boot and ask this question : is sendmail important? how can I make it run?

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Old 10-04-2003, 02:11 PM   #2
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Sendmail isn't important unless your going to be running a mail server.
Old 03-19-2004, 04:56 PM   #3
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Try adding ".localdomain" versions of each host name in your /etc/hosts file.
BEFORE localhost firewall bobby

AFTER localhost.localdomain localhost firewall.localdomain firewall bobby.localdomain bobby

This worked for me. Sendmail starts very quickly now (on RedHat 8 and 9 systems).


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