Solaris 10 10/09 Release Notes

Login Issues

This section describes login issues.

Login Error Message

You might encounter the following error message when you log in to a Java Desktop System session:

Could not look up internet address for hostname.
This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly.
It may be possible to correct the problem by adding 
hostname to the file /etc/hosts

Workaround: Ensure that your hostname is set up correctly in the /etc/hosts file. Perform the following steps:

  1. Set the hostname in the /etc/hosts file as follows: localhost loghost hostname

    hostname is the name of your system.

  2. Ensure that your hostname is listed in the /etc/nodename file. This file must also contain the following line: localhost loghost hostname