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DNS Blues... 12 years 6 months ago #3898

  • Maskkkk
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Hmm I keep getting this error when I start Xwindows in my red hat 9 installation:

Could not lookup internet address for bigbertha.
This may prevent GNOME from operating correctly.
It may be possible to correct this problem by adding bigbertha to the file /etc/hosts


But it's already in the file!
I don't understand.

/etc/hosts

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.0.102 bigbirtha.ijkijkijk.com bigbirtha
192.168.0.102 www.BecomingOrthodox.com BecomingOrthodox ftp.BecomingOrthodox.com
192.168.0.102 www.minx.org
192.168.0.102 www.leapfrog.co.uk
192.168.0.102 www.sumosing.com


Thank you,
Maskkkk


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Re: DNS Blues... 12 years 6 months ago #3903

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Aah this is a common problem.. i believe the solution was to have
127.0.0.1 also resolving to bigbertha or something similar

etiehr that or
hostname bigbertha.

a quick google will tell you the answer.. I had this ages ago when I was a gnome user.


for the interested, its now fluxbox.
Sahir Hidayatullah.
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Re: DNS Blues... 12 years 5 months ago #4272

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"Could not lookup internet address for bigbertha. "

"192.168.0.102 bigbirtha.ijkijkijk.com bigbirtha "

Notice the spelling of bigbirtha in your /etc/hosts has an i in birtha and your hostname is referring to bigbertha with an e instead of an i.
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