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Old 01-29-2003, 11:17 AM   #1
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Question Two problems with my RH 7.3.

I have been using Linux for less than six months so I quess that I am still considered a newbee.

Anyway I am having a few RH 7.3 problems. First I have lost my direct boot into Gnome. I have tried the usual inspection of /etc/inittab and my run level is set to 5 so I am able to manually connect to Gnome. I am using the Grub bootloader and I am initiating the login from the Grub dual boot menu prompt. I don't know if this is a clue or not, but when I choose the 'p' option at the Grub prompt it doesn't recognize my password. The direct connect to Gnome did work at one time. Second question When I get a system prompt the computer name has changed. How did I this happen ? And when I start Gnome via startx it prompts me with the same incorrect comupter or host name. So now on to the (question three). I am not able to activate my external modem through the internet configuration part of Gnome though I am able to dial out fine through WVDial. Is this related to the hostname/computer name warning I receive when I log on to Gnome ?

Thanks for any insite to these problems.
Old 01-29-2003, 09:22 PM   #2
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the gui bootup and the hostname are related. take note of the hostname that gnome is complaining when u are able to startx. then append it to your /etc/hosts. u need it in the same line where the entry is located: localhost.localdomain localhost your_hostname

save the file. i recommend that you stick with wvdial if it is working with you. or try internet-druid/neat/rp3-config and re-create you dialup account.

Old 01-30-2003, 09:46 PM   #3
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Smile Thanks Born4Linux

Thanks for your advice.

I think that changing the default logon and password in the
default section of the wvDial-Config file fixed the problem.
It even fixed my Gnome response problem. That is, I am now
able to dial out through the modem from within Gnome.


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