How to set hostname?

How to set hostname?

Post by Jason Bon » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



I'm trying to set the hostname.  However, when I type:

hostname name1.name2

as root, it changes the name, but the KDE panel stops
responding.  When I kill it and restart it it says KFM crashed.
If I reboot, the hostname has returned to it's original
name before I changed it.  I also created the file
/etc/hostname (it didn't exist before) and put the one line
name1.name2
in it but when I rebooted I still got the old name before the change.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,

  Jason

 
 
 

How to set hostname?

Post by Davi » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


/etc/hostname is only a one name file.

example:    charlie
not:      charlie.boy

 
 
 

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