Im' not quite a linux newbie but lets just say its been about 4 years since I have really used it and now that I am getting back to using it this has me stumped right about now LOL 1st post by the way
For some odd reason my machine/local host name is "brittany". I never assigned that as a name, it just chose that. Now 2 months ago I worked on a co-workers daughters XP machine who's name just happens to be Brittany but how the hell could that corolate to this fresh install of fedora?!?!.
Anytime i log into the machine i get:
“Could not look up Internet address for %machinename, this will prevent Gnome from working correctly. It may be possible to correct the problem by adding %machinename to the file /etc/hosts.”
This was an easy fix as i added brittany to /etc/hosts
How can I change the machine name to something other than Brittney? Any guesses how that name got there?
Thanks in Advance and I know this is very very basic. I'm just relearning now!
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