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    rongaines NNTP User

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    how do i change the name of my computer in suse 11.0 from linux-4vut to a name of my liking?

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    On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 02:56:01 +0000, rongaines wrote:

    > how do i change the name of my computer in suse 11.0 from linux-4vut to
    > a name of my liking?


    Start YaST and go into the network settings - there's a page for DNS/
    hostname settings and you can change it in there.

    Jim



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    Default Re: changing name of computer

    For the qt version of Yast go to Network Services then Hostnames.

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    rongaines NNTP User

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    that didnt work. how can i change it from cmd line? or whats the file that i can edit from gedit???

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    Default Re: changing name of computer

    CLI method explained here.

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    On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 03:26:01 +0000, rongaines wrote:

    > that didnt work. how can i change it from cmd line? or whats the file
    > that i can edit from gedit???


    When you say it didn't work, what exactly happened?

    Did you run YaST as root? If not, you need to.

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    Default Re: changing name of computer

    Quote Originally Posted by rongaines
    that didnt work. how can i change it from cmd line? or whats the file
    that i can edit from gedit???
    Hi
    You need to use YaST->Network Devices -> Network Settings and as Jim
    pointed out Hostname/DNS tab, you may need to swith to traditional on
    the Global options, make your changes then switch back before pressing
    the OK button.

    Else you need to modify the /etc/HOSTNAME, /etc/hosts, postfix and
    re-generate ssh keys....
    run the command fgrep -r " linux-4vut" * to see the files....

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    rongaines NNTP User

    Default Re: changing name of computer

    thanks deano & malcom. that worked. its the HOSTNAME file in /etc

    again, thank you

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