I'm able to access the network to browse the internet and such without issue, except one annoying problem. When I boot my computer and log in, I receive a prompt telling me:
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.
(In the actual text it says my computer's name where I put <hostname>).
Then it gives me the option to "Try Again" or "Cancel." I click cancel. If I open a terminal and run ifconfig, I have no IP address. So, I run
service ipflugd restart
If I do this immediately upon booting, it will take quite awhile, but I still have no IP address. Whereas, if I wait a few minutes, it instantly receives an IP, and I can access the network. I'm on a network where I am assigned an IP by a DHCP server, and the IP can vary from one lease to another.I rarely use Windows, especially on the network, but I seem to have similar behavior there, too. Initially, I receive no IP, and I have to wait a minute or two, otherwise refreshing the connection won't obtain an IP.
What can suggestions are there for troubleshooting? I think if I can identify the problem, I'll know how to solve it. Might it be beyond my control? That is, could it be either the network interface or the network itself? I know that our network has a convention for assigning the hostname of my computer. Should I make sure that my hostname corresponds to that?
I have VL 5.8 standard edition.