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DNS Blues... 14 years 3 weeks ago #3898

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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 localhost.localdomain localhost localhost.localdomain localhost bigbirtha BecomingOrthodox

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Re: DNS Blues... 14 years 3 weeks ago #3903

Aah this is a common problem.. i believe the solution was to have 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.

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Re: DNS Blues... 13 years 11 months ago #4272

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"Could not lookup internet address for bigbertha. "

" 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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