/etc/hosts file not there
In Xubuntu v. 8.04.1
I'm getting errors like:
"Could not look up internet address for <hostname>. This will prevent Xfce from operating correctly It may be possible to correct the problem by adding <hostname> to the file/etc/hosts on your system." at start up after log-in,
"unable to resolve host <name>" in the terminal,
"Unable to find host <name>" in the terminal,
"/etc/hosts permission denied" in the terminal,
and I can't find a hosts folder in file/etc/.
I am unable to create a file in the GUI file manager (the "new folder" command is grayed out) and unable to login-in in the terminal to create a file.
I found all of this in my attempts to connect the computer to my network. It does go online with Firefox with no trouble.
My searches have found nothing about this problem.
I'm using a old Packad Bell with a Pentium MMX processor and 256 MB of memory with a 10-100 ethernet card connected to a Linksys WRT54G router which is connected to DSL. I am also having trouble with Xubuntu on a Compaq Presario 700 laptop with an AMD Athlon and 384 MB memory.
Is there something missing in the OP system? I downloaded the OP system and burned an image disc of it before installing it on the Packard Bell and running it as a live CD on the laptop.