View Full Version : [ubuntu] Unknown error message on network start - Never seen this before

September 1st, 2010, 09:51 PM
Hello Everyone,

I turned on my laptop tonight, booted into Lucid, and immediately upon connecting to my wireless WPA home network, a drop down error message appeared:

Your network appears to have a .local component. This is not compatible with avahi. It will be disabled.

My network or connectivity does not seem to be affected. Everything is running fine.

In all my years of using Linux I have never seen any message like this. I have found no reference to it on the net.

Am I being hacked or what? Has anyone every seen this or know what it is?

Thanks for any replies.

September 1st, 2010, 10:14 PM
Looks harmless indeed.

Could the message be referring to this component: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avahi_%28software%29 ?
Then probably you need to have a look in its configuration files ...