How to change hostname in FC3

Thomas Cameron thomas.cameron at
Fri Dec 10 03:02:35 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-12-09 at 18:38 -0800, Johnny Smith wrote:
> I have a Dell Laptop on which I have installed FC3.
> when I installed it I either missed the gui for entry
> of the desired hostname... or ?
> I have later added profiles for a wlan card and a
> separate lan-ethernet card.
> The boot up is slower than usual and I get a message
> that I don't have a proper hostname and "X" complains
> loudly.  
> on the splash screen the hostname shows up as 
> 'localhost.localdomain'
> However when I do 'hostname newhostname' it only holds
> it til I reboot and reverts to
> localhost.localdomain....
> Curiously I am unable to place anything in my
> /etc/hosts file... if I do it disappears on reboot.
> Could these problems be related
> How can I make  new hostname permanent?
> Thanks in advance
> Johnny

As root, launch system-config-network, then make the hostname change on
the DNS tab.


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