[lug] HOSTNAME question
ramsay at euclid.Colorado.EDU
Wed May 8 21:56:58 MDT 2002
I once thought I understood enough about how this worked.
I am using attbi.com for my ISP, and have one of their cable modems.
This worked with no problems for more than a few months. I had an
IP address that changed, but not often.
Recently, when startx is setting up, I get a message box that says
the hostname is bad and gnome won't work properly; some or all hosts
may not be accessible, or words to that effect. I am able to contact
my department machine on campus, read e-mail, run xdvi and gs as well
as a TeX front-end editor. I am able to download my mail from
mail.attbi.com, and reach every web site that I have tried to reach.
Now for what I can't do. The most important at the moment is that I
can't print from netscape, just an ascii file using lpr, or a dvi file
using dvilj (HP1100). The complaint is that dhcp-xxx-xxx is a bad
hostname. For starters, I don't know how it got set to that. I had
another name in /etc/hosts.
Please just direct me to something that will help correct my ignorance.
I am not asking for detailed instructions on this list.
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