Originally posted by TuxFreak
Ok i did it from the GUI under Network config I just did mycomputername.workgroup (all my windows comp are on workgroup workgroup) and saved and restarted and it booted fine with no problems and under terminal title and login screen it shows it...... so its all good then and no editign files ?
At this point, I would invoke that fine old injunction: "If it works, don't fix it." If you find any problem later, you can probably fix it manually. Keep a note of what files are involved and you can experiment and it won't hurt anything; the worst that will happen is that some things won't work till you change back to what you had before.
That's why I almost always COMMENT OUT lines to I know work, and then write my experimental lines underneath, with comments of their own so I can know five weeks later what the hell I was trying to do. You'd be surprised how much you can forget in just a couple of days especially if you're working on a bunch of other people's problems along with your own!
One of the first things that really gave me a sense of owning my own computer system (as opposed to my years with MS where I was LEASING for an extravagant amount of money the privilege to see computer crashes every day, sometimes every two hours) was seeing that name I gave my baby on top of gkrellm and in my shell prompt. It's a more friendly feeling!
So little things DO count. (That's why users are so passionate about their favorite window managers and desktop utilities.)
Good luck with YOUR computer. That's what Linux use is all about.