Bug 76128 - Can't resolve 'localhost'
Can't resolve 'localhost'
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-10-17 04:53 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-10-17 07:47:23 EDT
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Not sure (493 bytes, text/plain)
2002-10-17 06:30 EDT, Need Real Name
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hosts (152 bytes, text/plain)
2002-10-17 07:39 EDT, Need Real Name
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Description Need Real Name 2002-10-17 04:53:02 EDT
Description of Problem:

Can't print a test page from printconf gui

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

printconf-gui 0.4.24

How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start terminal
2. Log in a su and enter command printconf &
3. Test> <Print a test page type>

Actual Results:
"There was an error trying to print the test page."

Expected Results:
Should print a test page

Additional Information:
When starting printconf in term as su, the following error message is dumped in
the term window:
(printconf:1867): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid cast from (NULL) pointer to

(printconf:1867): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: file gobject.c: line 972
(g_object_get): assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(printconf:1867): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid cast from (NULL) pointer to

(printconf:1867): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: file gobject.c: line 972
(g_object_get): assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

I am also on a cable modem. 	

I cannot print from other means either

I setup my HPLJ 1100 as per stated on the redhat website explaining installs for
local printers (my printer is locally connected via parallel)
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-10-17 04:58:15 EDT
What does 'alternatives --display print' say?  Also please attach
/etc/alchemist/namespace/printconf/local.adl.  Thanks.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-10-17 06:30:36 EDT
Created attachment 80764 [details]
Not sure
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2002-10-17 06:31:23 EDT
[root@dhcp-813-225 root]# alternatives --display print
print - status is auto.
 link currently points to /usr/bin/lpr.LPRng
/usr/bin/lpr.LPRng - priority 30
 slave print-lprman: /usr/share/man/man1/lpr-LPRng.1.gz
 slave print-lp: /usr/bin/lp.LPRng
 slave print-lpman: /usr/share/man/man1/lp-LPRng.1.gz
 slave print-lpq: /usr/bin/lpq.LPRng
 slave print-lpqman: /usr/share/man/man1/lpq-LPRng.1.gz
 slave print-lprm: /usr/bin/lprm.LPRng
 slave print-lprmman: /usr/share/man/man1/lprm-LPRng.1.gz
 slave print-lpstat: /usr/bin/lpstat.LPRng
 slave print-lpstatman: /usr/share/man/man1/lpstat-LPRng.1.gz
 slave print-cancel: /usr/bin/cancel.LPRng
 slave print-cancelman: /usr/share/man/man1/cancel-LPRng.1.gz
 slave print-lpc: /usr/sbin/lpc.LPRng
 slave print-lpcman: /usr/share/man/man8/lpc-LPRng.8.gz
Current `best' version is /usr/bin/lpr.LPRng.
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2002-10-17 06:33:49 EDT
After trying to print the test page, please do 'lpq' and look for a file called
/var/spool/lpd/HPJ/lpq.0.  Are there any useful error messages in there?
Comment 5 Need Real Name 2002-10-17 06:52:26 EDT
No file lpq.0 but instead this error message dumped into term
[root@dhcp-813-225 HPJ]# lpq
Get_local_host: 'localhost' IP address not available!

Thanking you in advance
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2002-10-17 07:21:03 EDT
You need to be able to resolve 'localhost'.  The installer ought to have sorted
this out.  Changing component.
Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2002-10-17 07:21:47 EDT
Comment 8 Need Real Name 2002-10-17 07:27:27 EDT
using optus@home in australia if that helps. It is a cable modem service
Comment 9 Tim Waugh 2002-10-17 07:29:11 EDT
No, it should be, and doesn't need an external network connection. 
What's in /etc/hosts?
Comment 10 Need Real Name 2002-10-17 07:39:41 EDT
Created attachment 80766 [details]
Comment 11 Tim Waugh 2002-10-17 07:42:08 EDT
And you didn't edit that?
Comment 12 Need Real Name 2002-10-17 07:47:10 EDT
I had to o/w i'd get an error message on startup telling me to enter dhcp871-335
in /etc/hosts. It couldn't resolve a host.
Comment 13 Tim Waugh 2002-10-17 07:51:17 EDT
You should change it back.  Use redhat-config-network to configure your DNS
servers (provided by the ISP).
Comment 14 Need Real Name 2002-10-17 08:08:00 EDT
what wsa the original entry? 
the only thing i changed was the ending of the /etc/hosts file. What was the
last entry on the line? Or the original one?

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