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  1. #1

    how to change computer name?

    I just installed Suse 10.0. in Gnome

    how can I change the computer name (i think that's what's called) ??
    because right now, when i open a terminal. my prompt is like this:

    "laptin@CPE00400501f9a6-CM0011e6ecaa3s3: "

    it's too long after the "@".... how can i make it shorter??

  2. #2
    Linux Guru AlexK's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    You have two options:
    1. Edit the /etc/HOSTNAME file, add the name of computer followed by domain. e.g. mine is Mercury.Solar Mercury is name of computer, Solar is my "fake" domain name.

    2. Launch Yast -> Network Devices -> Network Card -> "Hostname and Nameserver" change your computer's name in hostname field, then save it.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

  3. #3
    thanks.. they almost work, but i got it to work

    i used the 2nd method. And in the computer's name in hostname field, it's "linux".. and under it, there's checkbox, just uncheck it.

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