Which version is Fedora?
It appears that you have named your computer 'alopa' but not in every required place. that name should be reflected in the /etc/hosts file probably as
127.0.0.1 alopa.localdomain alopa
You probably should not delete the current contents of the hosts file.
if this hosts file is not correct you will continue to have strange problems here and there as Linux is throughly networked and even without networking it is using the networking info.
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Last edited by dnoyeB; 01-05-04 at 10:44 AM.