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    Computer name got changed, how do I fix it?

    In the process of updating to Ubuntu 12.10, my computer's name got changed. I'm sure I must have done it, but how do I fix it?

    Thanks

    Jim
    Last edited by jemvyc; March 16th, 2013 at 02:45 PM.

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    Re: Computer name got changed, how do I fix it?

    Quote Originally Posted by jemvyc View Post
    In the process of updating to Ubuntu 12.10, my computer's name got changed. I'm sure I must have done it, but how do I fix it?

    Thanks

    Jim
    Open a terminal and run
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/hosts /etc/hostname
    and change the hostname in both of those files.Save then reboot.

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    Re: Computer name got changed, how do I fix it?

    Thanks.

    I knew it must be something simple. I just could not find it.

    Jim

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    Re: Computer name got changed, how do I fix it?

    Not meaning to hijack this thread, but out of interest by changing the computer name does this change the prompt at the terminal or the login name?
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    Re: Computer name got changed, how do I fix it?

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperFreak View Post
    Not meaning to hijack this thread, but out of interest by changing the computer name does this change the prompt at the terminal or the login name?
    Prompt at terminal is "username@computer name" so the computer name will change but the username remains the same.

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    Re: Computer name got changed, how do I fix it?

    thanks
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