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June 29th, 2008, 04:48 AM
can anyone tell me why localhost doesn't exist when I disconect from the network? thhis problem I fixed by modifying '/etc/hosts' to look like my other machines: laptop

to: localhost laptop


this is a really bad thing to happen right? because some apps rely on there being localhost? I dont know how this happened, I would be interested to find out though.

June 29th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Might be related to this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/185209

June 30th, 2008, 04:50 AM
true but this only happened recently when I booted disconnected from the internet ... there was no localhost. I would definitly say this is related though and to add that more recently dhcp and roaming stopped working, this could be the router but from what I can tell no one tinkers with it. what I originally thought this was effecting could be something completely different. I've been experiencing really sloe gnome initialisation (could be compiz) and really slow open and save dialogues in gnome. panels and other stuff take forever to appear.

July 1st, 2008, 12:00 AM
I vow never to install proposed updates ever again