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I have just installed gentoo on my computer. I went to open evolution and i got this error message. Error while Fetching Mail. Host lookup failed: shawmail: Name or service ...
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    Error while Fetching Mail. Error while Fetching Mail. Host lookup failed:


    I have just installed gentoo on my computer. I went to open evolution and i got this error message.

    Error while Fetching Mail.
    Host lookup failed: shawmail: Name or service not known.

    I tried to see if it was a config problem but i have the identical email set up as i do on Fedora.
    How can i fix this??

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    Please give more details about your system, e.g. if you're using DSL or dial-up, etc. If you're using DSL with a router (ethernet, presumably), then you need to emerge dhcpcd (if you haven't already) and then do "dhcp eth0" or eth1, eth2, whatever is appropriate. Then test the connection by doing "ping -c 3 www.yahoo.com". That should do the trick.

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