Change Linux hostname

Dear Sir or Madame,

I want to change the Linux hostname; I followed your instructions until the admin console - but then I saw only Chinese letters which I could not translate and an area code which I could not change.

Is it not foreseen to change the Linux hostname by a user?

Best regards,
Helmut

Can you show that in a picture?

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As you can see: helmut@penguin

I would like to change “penguin” into another name.

Kind regards,
Helmut

I think penguin is the default pc name for fyde os, even for normal chrome/chromium os, so It may not be changed, but bing ai is always there lol, I asked him how to change that username and he gave me 3 results

It can be changed. You have to find about that on the web its about setting group names and such… tbh you re losing time for nothing that is not even worth your time…

Thanks a lot for your effort and your hints :+1:

This helps me.

Best regards,
Helmut

Thanks a lot for your effort and your hints.

I shall take them into account.

It’s just an old habit of mine to make things as congruent as possible.

Best regards,
Helmut

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Set the hostname:

sed -i ‘1cpenguin’ /etc/hostname

and set the user account (‘linuxiumcomau’ in this example):

killall -u ubuntu
groupmod -n linuxiumcomau ubuntu
usermod -md /home/linuxiumcomau -l linuxiumcomau ubuntu
usermod -aG users linuxiumcomau
loginctl enable-linger linuxiumcomau
sed -i ‘s/ubuntu/linuxiumcomau/’ /etc/sudoers.d/90-cloud-init-users

Good Morning DarkevilPT,

by the way: I don’t think that you are one of the dark evils, you are one of the good ones → you helped me:
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Thanks a lot again and have a nice week!

Best regards,
Helmut

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:joy::joy: Its an old gamer nickname… Invented on the Medal of Honor Allied Assault times… school times… the best times… Good memories… Im not even dark… :joy: just evil sometimes.
Anyways glad to help ! :call_me_hand:

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