HowTo: Fix Ubuntu 17.04 DNS not working

Discussion in 'UDOO X86' started by Maurice, May 11, 2017.

  1. Maurice

    Maurice Active Member

    Oct 13, 2015
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    Got one of the two boards up and running, except for DNS. It has a wired connection and it gets the correct DNS configuration (, . A ping with an IP address is ok, but not with a hostname.

    After some searching this seems to be an issue in Ubuntu, which has been solved, but needs an update. Yes, a true catch-22. You can't update Ubuntu if your DNS isn't working, and you can't get DNS working without an update.

    In order to solve this I added the IP addresses that sudo apt-get update showed it could not resolve. In my case it was and On a different machine I looked up their IP-addresses and added them into /etc/hosts.

    After that I performed the several upgrade tasks (apt-get, Ubuntu Software,...) and after a reboot the problem seems to be resolved.

    [Edit: Note that this is a Ubuntu problem, not a UDOO problem]
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