[xubuntu-users] Could not find internet address

Vincent mailinglists at vinnl.nl
Fri Oct 31 11:05:35 UTC 2008


On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 9:43 PM, d.hoogland <dhoogland at interestate.nl>wrote:

>  Vincent wrote:
>
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 5:58 PM, Daan Hoogland <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:
>
> 127.0.0.1 localhost
> 127.0.1.1 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 192.168.2.100. 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.
>
>
I sometimes have that problem in Ubuntu (right now, coincidentally), but
never with Xubuntu. Anyway, I can just press Ctrl+Alt+Esc and click on the
Update Manager to force it to quit, and subsequently run it again and then
it will work :)

-- 
Vincent
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