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Thread: dhcppc1 error

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    test100011
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    dhcppc1 error

    Hi!

    I have just installed redhat linux 9 for the first time. When I log in I get the following error message -->

    "Could not look up internet address for dhcppc1. This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the problem by adding dhcppc1 to the file /etc/hosts."

    Would appreciate any help with resolving this issue.

    Thanks,
    Max

  2. #2

    Re:dhcppc1 error

    While in root, you need to edit the /etc/hosts file and add your computer in there for the loopback. For example:

    127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain
    127.0.0.1 WenchBeater

    this is a sample of mine, WenchBeater is my computer name

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  3. #3
    test100011
    Guest

    Re:dhcppc1 error

    Thanks for the reply.

    One final question.
    Can the computer name be set to anything and would it need to be set anywhere else?

    Max

  4. #4

    Re:dhcppc1 error

    The computer name on the second row can be set to whatever you like, just don't put spaces in it.

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  5. #5
    test100011
    Guest

    Re:dhcppc1 error

    Thanks for the help.


  6. #6

    Re:dhcppc1 error

    I read the question differently so im going to answer it like this as well :P

    If you want to change your hostname with red hat 9 you need to change the file /etc/sysconfig/network. This is where the hostname is read from when booting.
    Should look something like this:

    NETWORKING=yes
    HOSTNAME=drink.beer.com

    If you need to change the hostname while still running the machine then in a terminal type:

    hostname (Whatever the hostname)
    e.g. hostname Server, would call the machine "Server"

    Its better to regret something you have done than to regret something you havent done :P

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