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Posted: Jul 5 2012, 08:26 AM
Member No.: 224
Joined: 28-May 11
Make sure that the hostname saved in /etc/sysconfig/network (HOSTNAME=xyz) matches an IPv4 entry in /etc/hosts, not an IPv6 entry!
I had loads of weird problems like GUIs of apps not showing up simply because for some reason the hostname defined in /etc/sysconfig/network was listed in /etc/hosts next to the IPv6 entry '::1'.
Basically my broken config after installation looked like this:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
::1 xyz localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6
This is the correct config:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost xyz
::1 localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6
(actually if you have IPv6 disabled as recommended then you can delete the line starting with ::1)
Posted: Jul 5 2012, 10:43 AM
Retired SLF Administrator
Member No.: 2
Joined: 8-April 11
Thanks for sharing
It can be really frustrating when you have that kind of weird problems without knowing/finding the cause.
"Sometimes the best helping hand you can give is a good, firm push."