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1970amx
October 7th, 2011, 03:12 PM
I seem to having serious brain-fade. How do I change the workgroup name that 10.10 uses on my network?

I recently built a new computer for my wife to use, and apparently when I installed Ubuntu I neglected (or the setup didn't prompt me for a name) to specify a workgroup name. My home network name is Home, but Ubuntu install set it up as Workgroup. I would like to change the name to Home, and have looked in Administration/ Network Tools and Preferences/Network Connections, but cannot find where to change the assigned network name.

I have done some Google searching, and have found references to Network Manager, but have not found Network Manager on my installation.

I'm sure it's probably something really stupid (re: simple) that I am overlooking, but any help will be greatly appreciated!

Thx,

Tom

capscrew
October 7th, 2011, 04:27 PM
I seem to having serious brain-fade. How do I change the workgroup name that 10.10 uses on my network?

I recently built a new computer for my wife to use, and apparently when I installed Ubuntu I neglected (or the setup didn't prompt me for a name) to specify a workgroup name. My home network name is Home, but Ubuntu install set it up as Workgroup. I would like to change the name to Home, and have looked in Administration/ Network Tools and Preferences/Network Connections, but cannot find where to change the assigned network name.

I have done some Google searching, and have found references to Network Manager, but have not found Network Manager on my installation.

I'm sure it's probably something really stupid (re: simple) that I am overlooking, but any help will be greatly appreciated!

Thx,

Tom

The only workgroup name I know of is used for windows type sharing. This is part of the Samba package in Ubuntu. The parameter is set in the [global] section of the /etc/samba/smb.conf file

1970amx
October 7th, 2011, 05:05 PM
The only workgroup name I know of is used for windows type sharing. This is part of the Samba package in Ubuntu. The parameter is set in the [global] section of the /etc/samba/smb.conf file
Capscrew,

That is EXACTLY what I was looking for! I knew it was something simple/stupid I was overlooking. I went into terminal and did a sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb,conf, and it was one of the first entries.

I've only been using Ubuntu 10.10 for about 9 months, but so far I am extremely impressed with it. My wife even likes it better than WinXP (which is really something!).

Thanks again for the quick and easy response!

Tom