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Old 04-23-2002, 07:27 PM   #1
Lorddraco98
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Changing Computer Name


Just a quick question. When Linux orgianlly setup, it had my computer name as Darkstar. So when i get to login promt it would say: Darkstar Login.
Or user@darkstar
so. When Slackware installed in network config I typed in my website name as host and domain names and now that login shows websitename login:
and user@websitename
how do I change the name back to Darkstar because I like that name so much hehe
 
Old 04-23-2002, 07:29 PM   #2
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With hostname, do "man hostname" to see the options and switches.
 
Old 04-23-2002, 07:34 PM   #3
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and from there I will be able to change it back to the default(Darkstar)?(sorry, can't get on my linux rig till tomorrow. parents place too many restrictions hehe)
 
Old 04-23-2002, 08:26 PM   #4
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I put that on the other thread, but you can edit the one line file /etc/HOSTNAME.

The command hostname, only changes that until reboot.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 04-23-2002, 08:58 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by finegan
I put that on the other thread, but you can edit the one line file /etc/HOSTNAME.

The command hostname, only changes that until reboot.

Cheers,

Finegan
I'm sorry dude. But I'm a complete Linux newbie. Could you, if you don't mind, list out exactly what commands and such I use to edit that file and then how to edit it? If it's too much of a pain then dont worry about it and I'll just figure out by experimenting hehe. THanks again!!
 
Old 04-23-2002, 09:05 PM   #6
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No problem,

pico /etc/HOSTNAME

(manuever around pico just like an old-school word processor, change the name to... darkstar.example.net (which was the default).

ctrl+o (to save)
ctrl+x (to exit)

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 04-24-2002, 06:02 AM   #7
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what do ya know, it worked. You rock man
 
  


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