Thursday, December 26, 2013

Change computer name for Ubuntu Linux

To change your computer name in Ubuntu Linux, you have to be the administrator of your system. Enter the command in Terminal:

gksudo gedit /etc/hostname

Edit the file /etc/hostname, replace the original computer name with new one. Then save and exit.

And also need to edit /etc/hosts, replace the entry of the original computer name with the new name.

$ gksudo gedit /etc/hosts

Then reboot your computer.