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If I rename my computer by editing the /etc/hostname file as shown here, will I get some synchronization problems with Ubuntu One, which knows my machine as a different name ?

Can I have any other problem I don't think of yet ?

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No, the only problem will be that it will be still listed with the old name. If that inconsistency bothers you you can delete the token and re-sign in to the service.

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Be carefull when changing the hostname, From the IRC #ubuntu channel factoid i quote:

Use hostname to set the hostname, or to do it permanently: edit /etc/hosts to include BOTH the old and new hostname and then change /etc/hostname to the new one.

WARNING! Make sure that your current hostname and /etc/hosts match, otherwise sudo may not work properly.

I have never had an issue with ubuntu one after changeing hostnames.

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