[xubuntu-users] Could not find internet address
dhoogland at interestate.nl
Fri Oct 31 11:27:45 GMT 2008
I will try your suggestion. In the meanwhile I installed Xubuntu 8.10.
And again I saw a message mentioning a faulty network connection.
Since my Windows pc works perfectly with the static IP address 192.168
.2.100 I will try to enter this address into my laptop (with Xubuntu
8.10) and switch the network cable to the laptop.
I will keep you informed.
Have a nice weekend, Daan
P.S. Before Xubuntu I worked with Ubuntu. Xubuntu fits better to the
limited laptop hardware. Apart from the internet issue I like it. What
I do not understand is that time and date are derived from the
internet correctly. Strange isn't it?
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 9:43 PM, d.hoogland <dhoogland at interestate.nl
> <mailto:dhoogland at interestate.nl>> wrote:
> Vincent wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 5:58 PM, Daan Hoogland
>> <dhoogland at interestate.nl <mailto:dhoogland at interestate.nl>> wrote:
>> 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
>> Xfce from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the
>> problem by adding daan-laptop to the file /etc/hosts on your
>> Although I understand the message I do not know how to correct
>> 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?
> Hello Vincent,
> The /etc/hosts file looks as follows:
> 127.0.0.1 <http://127.0.0.1> localhost
> 127.0.1.1 <http://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 <http://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 :)
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