Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 32561
An error message occurs on trying to bring up GNOME GUI login screen.
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:15:06 EDT
Following is the error message occurs on trying to bring up GNOME GUI
login screen using the startx command.
"Could not look up internet address for w2k2.ecommerce.com. This will
prevent GNOME from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the
problem by adding w2k2.ecommerce.com to the file /etc/hosts.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION ====> LINUX RED HAT 7.1
PROCESSOR(s) ========> 800 MHZ
HARD DRIVES =========> 9.1GB
RAM =================> 128
ROM VER =============> DO3/F03 11/13/2000
FIRST CONTROLLER ====> 66Mhz Fibre Channel Controller
RAID CONFIG ==========> RAID 0
TAPE DRIVE ===========> 12/24 GB DAT
SS VER ==============> 5.0 PASS 10
you would only see this if you configured this to be the hostname of the
machine, right havoc?
Yes, you have to have your hostname configured properly to use gnome.
I believe the solution is simply to add:
to /etc/hosts, if nothing else.
we are correct that w2k2.ecommerce.com is the local host, right?
and you say it fails in German, not English?
If you still have this machine like this, can you post what's in your /etc/hosts?
You can close this bug. The problem magically disappeared and can not be
duplicated with the shipping version.
closed as per filer's request