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    Default Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis
    If you run YaST->Network Service->Network Devices you can set the host
    name.
    I think he meant YaST > Network Services > Hostnames.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dulwithe
    How do I change the "linux-0vqi" part...???
    Highlight linux-0vqi and then click edit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dulwithe View Post
    At konsole I have presently:

    user@linux-0vqi:~>

    How do I change the "linux-0vqi" part...???
    To fix this I changed the contents of the file /etc/HOSTNAME .

    That and changing the entry for 127.0.0.2 in /etc/hosts seemed to change all the occurrences of the random hostname.

    Not giving users the chance to set their usual hostname during install seems particularly brain-dead - like many users I want each OS I may run on my machine to be able to network with others on a LAN - so I like all the installed OSs to have the same hostname.

    Otherwise in passing (first post here!) let me say that openSUSE looks really useful, once one gets rid of all the greenery!

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    Default Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyTuesday
    Not giving users the chance to set their usual hostname during install seems particularly brain-dead - like many users I want each OS I may run on my machine to be able to network with others on a LAN - so I like all the installed OSs to have the same hostname.
    This is possible during the install. I think it's at the point where the network is set up. Maybe I can find a screen shot somewhere for the non-believers.

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    Default Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    I just remembered that the option to change the host name isn't available if one uses automatic configuration.

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    Restarted before the follow-up post above. No change at terminal.

    D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilotgi View Post
    I think he meant YaST > Network Services > Hostnames.

    Highlight linux-0vqi and then click edit.
    Did this, but again, I don't have any change at terminal.

    D.

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    Default Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyTuesday View Post
    Not giving users the chance to set their usual hostname during install seems particularly brain-dead - like many users I want each OS I may run on my machine to be able to network with others on a LAN - so I like all the installed OSs to have the same hostname.
    You can, only not with Automatic Configuration. But you can easily change it after the configuration has finished. IIRC if you change it in the Networking section, you can elect to propagate it to /etc/HOSTNAME.

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    pilotgi wrote:
    > I just remembered that the option to change the host name isn't
    > available if one uses automatic configuration.


    proof positive you can't make everyone happy at the same time:

    if "automatic configuration" is not available in openSUSE 10.x some
    folks say openSUSE is brain dead...then, if one doesn't turn off
    "automatic configuration" in openSUSE 11.2 some folks say it is brain
    dead..

    --
    palladium

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    Jon_Freeman NNTP User

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dulwithe View Post
    So, I tried to change the host name as above, but perhaps my terminology was bad.

    At konsole I have presently:

    user@linux-0vqi:~>

    How do I change the "linux-0vqi" part...???
    I let that go through on installation as in the past (not sure about 11.2) the settings I've wanted, eg. static IP has stopped the online update in the install process so I configure afterwards.

    Yast/Network Devices/Network Settings provides an easy way of sorting out the name and any other settings needed later.

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    Default Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    To the OP:

    I like answers with clear steps, so if this seems too simplistic, don't take offense. It's just the way I think

    Yast-->Network Services-->NetworkDevices
    Click on Hostname/DNS tab
    There are two boxed to fill in: Hostname and Domain Name. I have seen this last one called site name. The hostname box will have that odd linux-0vqi in it. The Domain will probably be blank.
    Change hostname to whatever you want to call your computer.
    Change Domain to whatever you call your home network.
    Check the box for "write to /etc/hosts"
    There may be 6 other ways to do this, but this way always works for me. I don't remember if a reboot is needed. Open a terminal and see if it changed the prompt to what you wanted. If not, reboot.

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