Adding or editing an entry in /etc/hosts

Rebel Lion obsidion at
Sat Jan 6 04:18:36 UTC 2007

On Saturday 06 January 2007 15:45, Brian Lunergan wrote:
> Evening all:
> New to using ubuntu having just plunked it into place on my machine today
> as one side of a dual-boot setup, and I'm getting an error on startup
> saying it can't find the hostname I set during the install. When I try to
> do something with the sudo command I get the error spit back:
> unable to lookup ubuntu via gethostbyname()

  I call mine tscii but it reads like this       localhost.localdomain  localhost       tscii

 Some games need the first line and ubuntu tends to make it just localhost, 
which often means you can't play server type games on the localhost.

 See what ifconfig tells you, you shouldn't need sudo for that, you are going 
to have hassles trying to edit the hosts file though because you need to be 
sudo to do it. You are probably going to have to login in recovery mode to 
fix it.

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