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Old 02-06-2003, 12:12 AM   #1
ddrackham
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Really Dumb question


Hi,
I am fairly new to linux. I have a really dumb question. On the GMD login screen it says "Welcome to localhost.localdomain" I have looked on where to change it from localhost.localdomain to something I want. How do you do this?
Thank you and sorry for the dumb question
-Embarresed to ask
 
Old 02-06-2003, 01:54 AM   #2
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run gdmconfig.

or

look for the gdm.conf file:

locate gdm.conf

localhost.localdomain is your host. if u just want to change localhost.localdomain, edit /etc/hosts and make the necessary changes:

127.0.0.1 yourhostname.localdomain localhost yourhostname

and /etc/sysconfig/network:

HOSTNAME=yourhostname.localdomain
 
Old 02-06-2003, 02:11 AM   #3
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I didn't see any localhost informaion in the gdm.conf file. I am using Redhat 8.0 and am using a graphical login. I know you can change this when you set the computer up but is there still a way to change it inside of linux
-Thanks again
 
Old 02-06-2003, 03:02 AM   #4
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that hostname is setup in gdm.conf as a 'parameter' and not as entry. to change it without restarting:

hostname yourhostname

then logout/re-login and 'startx'.

inside x, run this as root:

gdmconfig

you'd be able to customize most settings here.
 
  


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