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    Default Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    Hello All,

    I don't know that this post fits here, nor does it fit in "Applications."

    Anyway, installing suse doesn't seem to give you the chance to name your computer. Now my computer is called "linux-0qvi" or something strange like that.

    I want to name my computer. Can I do this now without screwing things up??

    Also, during install, there didn't seem to be an opportunity to make a separate root password. My first (and main user) account is now set up with admin rights, so I have to type in my account password every time I do something as root.

    Can I set a separate dedicated root password without screwing up my system??

    Thanks for any help you can give.

    (And, yes, I DID search the forums and google and yahoo before posting this.)

    D.

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    Question Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    Just replying to subscribe to this thread. BTW, is there a way to automatically subscribe to threads one starts or posts in??

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    Default Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by Dulwithe View Post
    I want to name my computer. Can I do this now without screwing things up??
    This is possible, and easy, but unfortunately I can't remember how to do it.

    I'm sure someone else will reply quicker than I could search for it on Google.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dulwithe View Post
    Can I set a separate dedicated root password without screwing up my system??
    from the terminal:

    Code:
    su
    passwd
    Quote Originally Posted by Dulwithe View Post
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    Yes, in the user control panel.
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    Default Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    Quote Originally Posted by Dulwithe
    Hello All,

    I don't know that this post fits here, nor does it fit in
    "Applications."

    Anyway, installing suse doesn't seem to give you the chance to name
    your computer. Now my computer is called "linux-0qvi" or something
    strange like that.

    I want to name my computer. Can I do this now without screwing things
    up??

    Also, during install, there didn't seem to be an opportunity to make a
    separate root password. My first (and main user) account is now set up
    with admin rights, so I have to type in my account password every time I
    do something as root.

    Can I set a separate dedicated root password without screwing up my
    system??

    Thanks for any help you can give.

    (And, yes, I DID search the forums and google and yahoo before posting
    this.)

    D.
    Hi
    You must have missed the root password option during install

    If you run YaST->Network Service->Network Devices you can set the host
    name.

    If you run the command sudo -i from a terminal, then use the passwd
    command to change the root password.

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    Default Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    Thanks for that, Barry. Pretty easy. I'll try it when I get home.

    - D.

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    Default Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    Hi,

    You're welcome.

    I noticed there is also a solution to your other problem already.

    Regards,
    Barry.
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    Default Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    Quote Originally Posted by Dulwithe View Post
    Also, during install, there didn't seem to be an opportunity to make a separate root password. My first (and main user) account is now set up with admin rights, so I have to type in my account password every time I do something as root.
    I know this was answered, but just to point out where you missed it so you can look out for it next time you install openSUSE.

    It's a checkbox on the creation of the first user account (yours) that reads: Use same password for root.

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    Default Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    Quote Originally Posted by Dulwithe View Post
    Just replying to subscribe to this thread. BTW, is there a way to automatically subscribe to threads one starts or posts in??
    You could also select 'subscribe to this thread' from the 'Thread Tools' drop down menu at the top of the page.


    Regards,
    Barry.
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    Default Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    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...???

    And thanks for everyone's help. Suse forum people so far are very friendly and helpful. Much appreciated.

    D.

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    Default Re: Change Computer Name / Dedicated root Password

    restart your computer.. it should make a difference.

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