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    Arrow Re: unable to resolve host

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Try changing the password from System > Preferences > About Me

    Tried that and through users and groups again. (1) If I enter in the old password in the current password field (for the About Me route) and click "Validate" it tells me "The Password Was Incorrect." I enter the new password and it accepts it. I enter the same one into the new password fields below and click "Change Password" and it tells me "The Old and New Passwords are the same." If I go the Users and Groups route the result is similar.

    It recognizes the new password and doesn't give me any problems logging in and using the machine - just that the window keeps popping up telling me it's not the same as the keyring one. When I look at the password in the keyring it is actually the same. I don't get it.

    There are two things that come to mind though (1) Perhaps it is not the item: "uname@host" but some other item? OR (2) Something I noticed. In the window for "Passwords and Encryption Keys" there are two columns. The first is "Name" the second is "Key ID". In that key ID field the item "uname@host" is number 8 but if I count the number of items in total I see there are 7 and not 8. Also, if I trace the numbers in the "Key ID" field (1, 2, 3, 4, etc, etc) I see that there is no item 7.

    Do you think either of those things has any merit?
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    Re: unable to resolve host

    I'm not sure what is causing it.

    You could try manually changing the keyring password:

    http://blog.roberthallam.org/2010/07...h-keyring-fix/
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    Arrow Re: unable to resolve host

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    I'm not sure what is causing it.

    You could try manually changing the keyring password:

    http://blog.roberthallam.org/2010/07...h-keyring-fix/

    Awesome! That worked (at the link). I went with the first route by changing the password. I didn't want to mess with that other thing of deleting the file. Works though.

    Thanks Charles.

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    Re: unable to resolve host

    Glad to help.
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    Re: unable to resolve host

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Change "oldhost" to "newhost" and it should work fine.
    This works fine on Ubuntu 12.04. I don't know why others are still complaining. Please make sure all that you are using the correct version of ubuntu and haven't messed it up enough from the default installation.

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