bruce bedouglas at
Sat Nov 17 21:16:28 UTC 2007


does your /etc/hosts file look like:

[root at laptop2 ~]# cat /etc/hosts
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.       localhost.localdomain   localhost       laptop2

-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces at
[mailto:fedora-list-bounces at]On Behalf Of Marcelo Magno T.
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 12:42 PM
To: For users of Fedora
Subject: Re: hostname

Hi, Karl

Em Sáb 17 Nov 2007, Karl Larsen escreveu:
>     I forgot that using a root terminal to set hostname didn't work.
> So here on F8 I looked and under System -> Administration -> Network
> and after giving your root password find the tab that has hostname
> listed and replace the one there with what you want. Then save it and
> it will be forever, or at least a long time.

Thanks for your help but, as I've said in my first mail, I have set up
the name I want here in system-config-network too, but still the system
thinks it's name is localhost.localdomain. Also, I've set up the
correct name in /etc/sysconfig/network. However, the hostname command
still returns localhost.localdomain and the bash prompt still shows
[marcelo at localhost ~].
I wonder where does the system get this information.


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