[I posted this originally in the Fedora Core forum, but was directed to the X Window forum for the reason that my problems here are not specific to Fedora.]
These are just some small, but very annoying, problems I am having with Fedora Core 4.
1.) Whenever I log in, I get an error message saying that the system could not look up the address for localhost and that I should edit the file /etc/hosts and add localhost.localdomain to it. Then it says that without doing this GNOME may not work correctly -- but then I just press "log in anyway" and all is well. Any ideas?
2.) When I am logged in to GNOME, sometimes the desktop icon for my USB memory stick appears, and sometimes it doesn't. Then at times it appears after five minutes. It's automounted all the time so I don't know what the problem is.
3.) Sometimes when I log in the desktop icons are strewn all over the place. Is there a way to automatically clean up the desktop every time I log on?