[xubuntu-users] Could not find internet address

d.hoogland dhoogland at interestate.nl
Thu Oct 30 20:43:21 UTC 2008

Vincent wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 5:58 PM, Daan Hoogland 
> <dhoogland at interestate.nl <mailto:dhoogland at interestate.nl>> wrote:
>     Hello,
>     I managed to install Xubuntu 8.04 onto a laptop (Compaq M700, PIII 650
>     MHz, 576 MB RAM). However, no connection to the internet has been
>     established. A message appears:
>     Could not look up internet address for daan-laptop. This will prevent
>     Xfce from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the
>     problem by adding daan-laptop to the file /etc/hosts on your system.
>     Although I understand the message I do not know how to correct this.
>     Can anybody help me? Thank you very much in advance. regards, Daan
> Hi Daan, I'm not too sure how to solve this, but... What does your 
> /etc/hosts file look like?
> -- 
> Vincent
Hello Vincent,

The /etc/hosts file looks as follows: localhost daan-laptop.werkgroep

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

At the moment I managed to connect to the internet. I changed the 
IP-address of my laptop to For some obscure reason the 
connection could be established.

But still 127 updates are waiting to be downloaded. When I tell the 
packet manager to get these updates nothing happens. Only the cursor 
starts turning, nothing else.
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