internet address, hostname, gnome login error
Maurice F. Piller
piller at visi.net
Mon Sep 27 05:26:29 UTC 2004
Well, the problem is now fixed, I copied the setup from another ubuntu machine.
I first did an nslookup on the ip address I was receiving from dhcp to find the
hostname, and then set the hostname to this in file /etc/hostname.
I then appended the hostname to the localhost line entry in file /etc/hosts.
That is how the I On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 20:28:59 -0400
"Maurice F. Piller" <piller at visi.net> wrote:
> I had two network cards in my computer, eth0 and eth1, the ubuntu
> setup the network using eth0 and all was fine.
> I then replaced the eth0 network card with a new sound card (which is working
> fine) and rebooted.
> The machine tried to boot using the old eth0 card, I got a gnome login error
> message that says it was unable to find an internet address and that gnome
> not function properly, perhaps the problem can be fixed by changing
> file. The eth1 card does work.
> My machine now has no hostname, and many of the Ubuntu applications fail to
> showing a failed to gethostbyname message.
> I tried using the network-admin tool, deleting the network interface, then
> adding a new network interface but the problem remains.
> Short of a fresh install how can I get a fresh new network setup on my ubuntu
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