GNOME RHV6 Error: "Could Not Lookup Internet Address <mylocalhostname>"
Posted on 1999-11-24
When I boot GNOME Red Hat V6.0, I get an error message: "Could Not Lookup Internet Address <mylocalhostname>, GNOME cannot work properly" where <localhostname> is the name I have assigned to my PC via the /etc/sysconfig/network file.
My PC does have a ethernet card in it, which is not being used at the moment. I have setup ppp/chat so I can connect with my ISP, which works fine.
How do I resolve this GNOME error message? I think part of the problem lies with what is in my /etc/sysconfig/network file:
NETWORKING=no * "No" - not using my ethernet card
HOSTNAME="?? * s/b = localhostname? match /etc/hosts?