XFree86 and Radeon

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Sun Aug 4 07:39:58 PDT 2002

Simon Comeau Martel wrote:

>>One way or another, there's a problem with your hostname. Have a look at 
>>those files I mentioned (/etc/hosts and /etc/sysconfig/) and make sure 
>>/bin/hostname is the one from net-tools (hostname -f should give a 
>>valid FQDN).
>/etc/hosts ==> localhost.localdomain localhost
>/etc/sysconfig/network ==> HOSTNAME=Celeron
>/bin/hostname -f ==> hostname: Unknow host
There are a couple of problems here.  You need to make sure 
/etc/rc.d/init.d/localnet runs at startup.  That file sets the hostname 
from /etc/sysconfig/network.  BTW, I'd suggest changing the name to be 
all lower case.

Second, you need to have an entry in /etc/hosts that ties the hostname 
to your IP address.  For example:  celeron.domain.net celeron

Note: hostname -f picks up the FQDN from /etc/hosts so you need both the 
FQDN and the local (short) name in the hosts file.

  -- Bruce

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