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Bug 82797 - Error on firstboot, cannot set date/time now
Summary: Error on firstboot, cannot set date/time now
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 82061
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-date
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-26 18:35 UTC by Todd Booher
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:51:25 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Traceback log file on first boot (deleted)
2003-01-26 18:36 UTC, Todd Booher
no flags Details

Description Todd Booher 2003-01-26 18:35:35 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030115

Description of problem:
On first boot after a clean install of phoebe beta 2 I received
the following trace back:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/firstboot/", line 153, in __init__
    vbox, eventbox = module.launch()
  File "/usr/share/firstboot/modules/", line 75, in launch
  File "/usr/share/firstboot/modules/", line 64, in setupScreen
    self.datePage = date_gui.datePage(self.dateBackend)
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/", line 171, in __init__
    ntpServer = socket.gethostbyaddr(ntpServerIP)[0]
TypeError: gethostbyaddr() argument 1 must be string, not None

Now whenever I try to set the date or time in gnome it does nothing after
clicking on "Adjust Date & Time".  This happens either when I'm logged in as
root or a normal user.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login in as root
2. Right click on the date/time applet on the taskbar
3. Click on "adjust date & time"

Actual Results:  Nothing happens

Expected Results:  Date/Time applet should open to adjust those settings.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Todd Booher 2003-01-26 18:36:21 UTC
Created attachment 89609 [details]
Traceback log file on first boot

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2003-01-27 19:34:33 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82061 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:25 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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