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Old 12-20-2002, 02:37 PM   #1
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Local Host Name Change!!


Hey,
during the install I must have missed where to "name" my red hat 8.0 box.
When I log in to the box is reads Welcome to

TDS blah balh Usvnet.##ip routes###/ ect ect.


Where can I chage the name... its current name is my IPS IP Address and Route name for my NIC.

Thanks for the help
 
Old 12-20-2002, 02:42 PM   #2
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In /etc/sysconfig/network , add a line/ modify current line: HOSTNAME=my_hostname_here That will make it work at boot.

Also, at the prompt: hostname my_hostname_here
Will do it immediately, but not on reboot.
 
Old 12-20-2002, 10:28 PM   #3
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That was not it.


at text login screen read madwitdsVLAN400-200 .. ect ect.
Usually it reads localhost or "Name of Box" ie (windows IDENTIFICATION name)
any other ideas would be great ..

Do I Need to Reinstall?
 
Old 12-20-2002, 10:59 PM   #4
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Go to the Login Manager, Start application (Kicker Button)>Configuration>KDE>System>Login Manager. On the first page you can change the Greeting. I hope thats what your looking for.

Never mind, I forgot to look and see what Distro you are running. I am useing Mandrake 9.0 and i dont know much about it. Much less Red Hat. Sorry

Last edited by johnny; 12-20-2002 at 11:01 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2002, 11:12 PM   #5
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from root (or su) try typing "neat" at the command line. This brings up the network config GUI (in RH 7.3 at least). One of the tabs allows you to change the name of the host and the domain (linux@localhost.localdomain or what ever). If you dont have a NIC or if RH 8 is diferent, this might be useless, but it might help. I'd check, but I'm not in my RH box now.

Good Luck
 
Old 12-20-2002, 11:15 PM   #6
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Red Hat 8.0
 
Old 12-20-2002, 11:25 PM   #7
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OK I have done all of that..
Hmm..

When I restart my RH8.0
I get the the first line after the Kill Signal is

------> madwi tdsvlan400-222 ect.ect. <------ login : [ ok ]
above is what I want changed [ ok ]
[ ok ]

I checked my eth0 and kickbox dialog .. nothing I am new to RH 80 from 7.3
before the " login : " this is not found anywhere on my box to change.


 
Old 12-20-2002, 11:27 PM   #8
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[root@mdsnwi13-vlan444-220 root]#


At root I see this...

I need it changed to root@"anything else" root
 
Old 12-21-2002, 08:16 AM   #9
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Sorry for not replying. Had to sleep.

I understand now what you mean. I also realize that my suggestion will not work. Before going to sleep I tried to change mine to some thing else and was unsuccessful. however, I did realize something in the process. While I was successful at changing my hostname and domain name, the login remained the same "localhost login:" (run level 3, just befor X starts). The "localhost login" seems to be just a lable printed to the screen telling you to login. While it seems odd that yours says what it does, so long as nothing else is messed up, you should be OK. My guess is that there is some config script some where that has a line "print 'localhost login'" and your has a line that says something else (I'm not a programmer and I'm a linux newbie so I'm sure that syntax is wrong, but you get my point)

Assuming that you can get into linux OK, launch a console and type "hostname" <enter>, and "domainname" <enter>. See if it's the same or different than the login lable. You can also change the names using these commands as posted previously.

While "neat" may not work in RH8 there should be a network config program under system in the KDE menu. While this won't change the login, you'll be able to see the hostname, domainname, and aliase for your NIC and loopback (127.0.0.1). See what they say and if they resemble your login. If they do, you can also change the name here. I hanged my hostname to bertha and when i start xterm it says steve@bertha or root@bertha. I believe this is what you want. When I start the computer it still says "localhost login" so yours will still say whatever.

Of course, you could have reinstalled 5 times in the time it took me to type this :-). But what fun is that.

Anyway, I'm not sure I've been any help at all, but I wanted follow up my previous unhelpful post.

Good luck

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Old 12-21-2002, 02:43 PM   #10
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WORKED

THANKS !!!!
 
  


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