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Old 10-20-2003, 09:11 PM   #1
tyccea
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Cool Too easy...


I just installed RedHat 9, dual-booting with Peanut Linux (from Ibiblio). This bull-headed user is slowly coming to realize that some things are just too easy with Linux. RH9 left my address as localhost.localdomain, which wasn't jazzy enough for me and I wanted to change it. Didn't have to edit a single file by hand; only had to open a terminal:
su
[type root password]
$ hostname whatever_i_want
$ domainname whatever_i_want

I don't know how many of you use the Info pages, but I've found them to be a GREAT resource. Typing info info in a terminal brings up a pretty extensive tutorial on using info itself.
If you don't like the terminal, you can still view both the man and info pages using Konqueror (Nautilus or Galeon too if I'm not mistaken). In Konqueror you just type man:whatever to see the manual entry for 'whatever'; man:man teaches about the man pages. Typing info: or info:/dir teaches how to use the info pages, even how to view them with Emacs.
Using Konqueror to view man and info pages may be preferable to using a terminal for those who prefer the point'N'click thing. You simply click on a word to be taken to its explanation of usage.
Hope this helps some people.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 10:30 PM   #2
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Re: Too easy...

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Originally posted by tyccea
Didn't have to edit a single file by hand; only had to open a terminal
I'm glad you're getting into it. Unfortunately, setting the host and domain name like this won't persist through your next reboot. You'll still need to edit a config file (or type in those commands each time).

Steve
 
Old 10-21-2003, 12:32 AM   #3
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Ah! Thanks Well, no biggie. Editing files is simple enough; so if I have to reboot, no prob.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 11:41 PM   #4
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how DO you persist them? Will changing these values mess anything up?
 
Old 10-22-2003, 06:13 AM   #5
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I edited the /etc/sysconfig/network file to say
HOSTNAME=whatever.whatever
Rebooted and it's fine.
 
  


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