Was: Startup message in GNOME, now PRINTING
kchapdelaine at comcast.net
kchapdelaine at comcast.net
Mon Aug 8 03:41:23 GMT 2005
Yes, after a couple of reboots, it decided to start behaving...
Now I have plowed through getting my soundcard and 2 cd drives including a burner online (this involved a new kernel), and I am trying to tackle printing with a USB printer.
I'll let you know how it goes.
> On Sat, 2005-08-06 at 15:18 -0700, Karen Chapdelaine wrote:
> > About a month ago Piero wrote:
> > >Hi,
> > >W lis'cie otrzymanym Sat, 14 Jun 2003 13:18:21 -0400 od "Paul Calabrese"
> > ><pcalabrese at adelphia.net> :
> > >> I'm running FreeBSD Release 4.4. and trying to get GNOME working. When
> > >> I start GNOME with xinit command I get the following start up message:
> > (following part restored from previous message)
> > >>Could not look up internet address for PRC.buf.adelphia.net. This will
> > >>prevent GNOME from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the
> > >>problem by adding PRC.buf.adelphia.net to the file /etc/hosts.
> > >You should probably upgrade to at least 4.6, see quote from
> > >http://www.freebsd.org/gnome:
> > >State of the port
> > >We currently support 4.x and 5-CURRENT FreeBSD systems for GNOME 1.4 and
> > >2.2. Anything prior to FreeBSD 4.6 is not supported.
> > >---
> > >Piero
> > >piero at poprostu.pl
> > The answer is: No.
> > I am running FreeBSD Release 5.4, new install, and get the same
> > message (obviously with a different host name, etc...) when I try to run
> > gnome. Actually, when I try to run it from .xinitrc using startx, nothing
> > happens (gnomewise, that is), period. When I get into X, I can run
> > "exec gnome-session" or "exec gnome-session &" in a window, and
> > I get gnome, but I also get the error message.
> > Most notably, I get my ip from my ISP using dhcp, and am on an internal
> > network with bogus ips provided from my router (eg. 192.168.1.100, etc...).
> > Yes, I put the computer name in the etc/hosts file. But I am pretty sure the
> > fact that I am using DHCP and a bogus IP has something to do with
> > my problem.
> > And I think I just disabled my network interface on FreeBSD by accident by
> > trying to run the networking setup interface in Gnome. That should take a
> > few to fix, but I don't think I need help with that. I am a little
> > inexperienced
> > with xwindows, but quite experienced with FreeBSD.
> > But I do need help trying to figure out how to fix the error message in gnome,
> > and it isn't a problem with being up to date. I promise. I would prefer
> > a solution that didn't involve disabling FAM in gnome-vfs, for example.
> You need to add your hostname (as obtained via the hostname(1) command)
> to /etc/hosts. If your IP address changes, then it's best to add a
> entry that points this hostname to 127.0.0.1. You don't necessarily
> have to disable FAM, but you should thoroughly read the FAQ surrounding
> this issue at http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/faq2.html#q20.
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