Unable to resolve host by name

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Nov 26 02:24:33 UTC 2008

On 11/25/2008 06:03 PM, Bob Cortez wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 4:37 PM, NoOp <snip> wrote:

>> No terminal command; Sorry I should have been more clear. I have two gui
>> applications (Applications|Internet|Remote Desktop Viewer (Remote
>> Desktop Viewer 0.5.1) and thought that was what you were referring to.
>> The other is 'Terminal Server Client' (that's the one I use most often).
> I'm using Remote Desktop Viewer 2.24.1 and tsclient 0.150 neither of which
> appear to have the field settings you referred to.

>> > I am able to use the Terminal Service Client with the IP and VNC as the
>> > protocol to access and control the media desktop now.  Thanks NoOp.

For TSC:
Protocol: VNC

>> Cool. Given that you have set a fixed IP for 'media', go back and modify
>> your /etc/hosts file to include the IP. Example:
>>  localhost media
>>  media
>> media
>> (I'm assuming that 'media' is the host name).
>> And then try pinging 'media'
>> ping media
> Did that.  Still can't ping 'media'

Can you ping an outside host by domain? I.E.,

ping google.com

Are you pinging from a 192.168.0.xxx? machine? If not, then check your

cat /etc/resolv.conf

Make sure that the gateway IP is in the file ( or such). If
not, add it in and then test:

gksu gedit /etc/resolv.conf

You may be running into the 'fixed IP' problem that I was having &
posted about Sunday - subject:
[Intrepid] Network Manager - Set Static/Manual IP resolv.conf overwritten

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