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Old 12-02-2010, 08:35 AM   #1
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Xubuntu 10.10 Error when booting into Xfce from work to home

I just installed a fresh copy of Xubuntu 10.10 on a penstick and everything was working fine at work and at home. Now when I got to the work this morning I connected the stick to my office network and I got this error:

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Could not look up internet address for localhost.localdomain.
This will prevent Xfce from operating correctly.
It may be possible to correct 
this problem by adding 
.localdomain to the file /etc/hosts on your system 
Why did this error present itself if nothing was changed? All that was done was that is was tested at work and at home.

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Old 12-02-2010, 10:07 AM   #2
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I was able to resolve the issue. It turned out to be that somehow the /etc/hosts file was deleted or not present. How that happen from just taking it home from work and connecting it to my network via DHCP, I do not know or understand. Can someone give me some clarification on why this happened?


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