How do you change the computer name?
From the command line type
sudo hostnamectl set-hostname your-new-computer-name
That is the hostname, which is set in
You can change it by setting the hostname.
cat /etc/hostname in order to get the full hostname of your computer. Copy it from the terminal with
ctrl+shift+c and paste it into an open Notepad or text file...
next, use hostnamectl to set the new name.
For example, let's say you want to set it to
sudo hostnamectl set-hostname sailboat
sudo nano /etc/hosts
And go through finding any instances of hte original hostname using the reference you pasted in a notepad above. Change them to your new hostname (In the example above, it was sailboat).
When done, be sure to save:
ctrl+x to exit the editor. Then the
y key to say yes to save. Then the
enter key to save the current configuration.
Reboot and check.
EDIT: Jgordon, we appear to have been typing at the same exact time.
Thank you both. I was able to follow your instructions and "re-name" my computer. THANKS. Now I have to figgure out how to change the "double click" selection process to a single click. I'll keep watching.
Open Files > Click 3 horizontal lines button (on the left of Minimize ) > Preferences > Behavior > Single click to open objects > Close the window.
Hope I could help
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