Questions about changing the name by which the system refers to a device

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Is there a limit to the number of characters in a computer's device name?

I tried to install ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo ThinkStation E30 with a brand new hard drive two times, and both times everything appeared to go smoothly, but when I tried to boot into the new drive, the ...
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How can I change the wireless name of my computer?

How can I change the name of my PC that the router sees when I'm connected (in attached devices)? (Without changing username) Edit (clarification): Currently, when I connect my laptop wirelessly to ...
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Old device name restored [duplicate]

I changed the device name of my Ubuntu following the instructions of this post How to change my device name?. But after sometime when I restarted the system I found the device name restored to the ...
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How to restore the default factory name of my device?

I had change my device name, and I would like to get back to default name that comes when I buy it. I know how to change the name by command-line, but is there a command to restore the device name to ...
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How to know the model of the computer from Ubuntu?

I am unable to find my computer model name. I have Ubuntu 12.04. I tried HardInfo and System Monitor, but could not find it. I know this is a noob question, but any help is appreciated.
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Why does an external USB hub show up under different USB bus/port numbers than other devices plugged into the same port?

I'm working on setting up a system where I want to have certain devices always named the same way when they are plugged into certain ports. I originally set up a udev rules file with the devices ...
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Wireless not working - not attached to wlan0

New to Linux. I have a Broadcom BCM4311 Wi-Fi card. The Wi-fi was working after installing the B43 drivers, but has stopped working. For some reason it's now not attached to WLAN0. Please help me. I ...
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How to find the device name of an HDD that won't mount?

I have a failing HDD that I want to recover data from, using ddrescue. However, I don't know how to find the device name. When I booted Ubuntu with the disk plugged in, Ubuntu seemed to get stuck ...
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Persistent device naming for Windows 7-partition in Ubuntu

I'd like to give the Windows partition of my Ubuntu installation a persistent device name, so different applications (like the local folder-account of my email software, or my local dropbox client) ...
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New NIC device naming in 12.10?

I've just discovered after installing Ubuntu 12.10 that there seems to be new device names for eth0...ethX. However, I haven't managed to find any documentation that explains the new naming ...
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How do I change the name of a printer in Gnome 3? [closed]

I'm running Linux Mint 13 Cinnammon which is based on Gnome 3. I've added two network printers, but I want to give them better names such as "Colour" and "Black-and-White". The name field of the ...
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Change the “device name” in the details window of System settings

I would like to change my "Device name" as shown in the settings panel. How do I do this?
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Unable to login following permission changes in device manager (11.10 + Gnome)

(Running Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 11.10) Everything working well (at least a couple of months), until recently when I changed the permissions through the device manager on the sda1 /2/ 3 drives, thinking it ...
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Change name of mobile android device

I have 2x HTC EVO Android devices. Both devices show up as Pictures-PC36100. I have to open the folder and then open a picture inside to figure out which phone the folder belongs to. Is there ...