Local workstation PCs on my home LAN are unreachable / unresolved by hostname. When I ping a workstation by name, I get "ping: unknown host homeserver1". Same applies for any other host on my network. I've searched all over for a solution to this and even tried some of the suggestions I've found, but none seem to help resolve this.
I am running a new Linux Mint 14 installation on a Windows home network workgroup (called WORKGROUP). I can ping internet domains and local IP addresses, but not hostnames.
I need this in order to use remote desktop to access some of my workstation PCs and do not want to resort to using IP addresses only.