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Error message on login

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by tushkahoma, Oct 7, 2003.

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  1. tushkahoma

    tushkahoma Thread Starter

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    I have changed something within Red Hat 9 but am not sure where I did it. I receive an error message when I login.....

    Could not look up internet address for localhost.localadmin.
    This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly.
    It may be possible to correct the problem by adding
    localhost.localadmin to the file /etc/hosts.

    It will start up fine but this kinda bugs me. Any suggestions?
    And please explain it to me like I am a 6 year old. I just started working with Linux.
    Thank you.
     
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Are the following lines in your /etc/hosts file.

    # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
    # that require network functionality will fail.
    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
     
  3. tushkahoma

    tushkahoma Thread Starter

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    Yes it is, It is located in the "Hosts" file there is also a host.conf, host.bak, host.deny and a host.allow files
     
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