I am a Newbie, using RH-5.2.
Recently I Installed the Xfree updates from Redhat. After the updates
several things going hay-wire in Xwindows.
1. I couldn't open up "linuxconf" in the "Control_Panell" or in Xterm.
So finally I reinstalled linuxconf from the Cdrom. After which,
I can open it up in the Contro-Panel, but I can't use any of
the Configuration Menues with the exception of One.
The only Menu I can Open is
"Config/Networking/Misc/Information about other hosts"
In the /etc/host screen the localhost (I think) sholuld be
But there are some weird numbers instead and I can't
modify or activate any changes. When finally I press "Quit"
A screen shows up for things to be done.
The message as follows:
"executing: /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S50inet restart"
and sometimes a 2nd. message also:
"executing: /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S85httpd start"
I've loked these files but can't find anything wrong with them, also I
have been reading my 3-books but I can't figure out what to do.
2a. During the boot-up I've noticed a line relating to "hostname"
which I am not sure if it's ok or not ?? the following is the line;
" hostname: localhost.localdomaiddump"
should this not be
"localdomaindump" instead of "localdomaiddump"?
2b. I've also noticed. after logging in (as root) when I type "startx"
and pressing<enter>; for a split second I can see
the following message;
"hostname: hostname lookup failure"
3. Finally downloaded the latest version from the Linuxconf Website.
But I can't open it up at all in the Control-Panel. When I try to
open it in Xterm the error message comes:
"error: fragmantation fault, core dumped"
When Xwindows open up. I seem to be able to use every application,.
Except "Linuxconf" and "usernet" to connect to the Web.
The problem seem to indicate something relating to "Hostname" but
I can't figure out how things got corupted and what to do. I hope some one
Thanks in advance.