Error on start up
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Author:  arrowhead [ Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:52 am ]
Post subject:  Error on start up


When I have signed in as a user I get an error messege that reads, "could not look up internet address for(#'s and letters). This may prevent GNOME from operating correctly. It may be possible to fix the problem by adding (#'s and letters) to the file /etc/hosts."
I've tried adding this to the file but I still get the error messege.


Author:  jebba [ Wed Jun 16, 2004 11:12 am ]
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It is a non-fatal error. It's kind of annoying, but things will still work fine. I'm not sure why gnome feels it needs to tell the user this. Anyway, if you add a line like: blagbox

to /etc/hosts it will stop the message. You have to substitute your ip address (e.g run `ifconfig eth0`) for The problem comes in when the reverse and forward dns don't match (IIRC).


Author:  arrowhead [ Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:12 pm ]
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Hi jebba,
Yes, everything is working fine but I just wanted to make sure, and as you say it's a bit of a pest :) .
Thanks for the speedy reply, I will try it out later.


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