Re: unable to resolve host
Originally Posted by CharlesA
I changed the password via the gui (system > administration > users and groups > ). That's the only way I know how to do that. I'm having a hard time recalling which method I used to change the host name but I'm relatively certain I did that through the command line.
Is there anything I can to to cover myself if some mistake were to be made and I got locked out of my computer or something? Is there some file or something I can save to my thumb drive or some way I could roll things back in case something goes wrong?
Also I have never used recovery mode with Linux, nor have I ever read anything about how to do it or how it works. I'll google it right now though.
Edit: The keyring thing is kind of concerning to me also. I mean, I can imagine two ways that things could go wrong on me. One is that when I edit the hostname in those files things become separated between the hostname and the keyring. The other is that the keyring be separated from the right password - except that I checked out what the password is set to in the keyring and it is the new one. Not sure if I'm thinking about these things right or not though. Maybe it doesn't even work that way.
It's just that these two things seem like they would be connected to one another - not separate. I gather that most things are connected to one another in some way. I think of the word - "systemic". Or, to use our solar system as an example - each part works together to form the whole. If one part gets thrown out of balance the rest of it messes up too. You know?
Last edited by ClientAlive; June 1st, 2011 at 08:19 PM.
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