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How to know the login and password details, my name and computers name after i'm done installing ubuntu?

while the setup i'm asked to type in my name and the computers name, after the os is installed, how can i know it?![enter image description here][1]
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Fixing my username and home directory differing

When I installed Ubuntu 13.04 a while back, I got into this weird predicament where my username is different from the name of my home directory. Essentially, I wanted to call the user datus, while ...
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not sure I set my host name right need someone to straighten me out

I just installed Zimbra and I think I screwed up my host name trying to get it to install. I did get Zimbra installed but the certificate is not working. (that's another topic) Here is my host file: ...
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I can ping IP address but can not ping hostname

My address: user@pc1:~$ ifconfig eth0 |grep "inet " inet addr:192.168.2.10 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 I can ping this address user@pc1:~$ ping -c 1 192.168.2.11 PING ...
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Having 2 websites under same IP apache2 configuration?

I know there is plenty of documentation about this, but my problem is different. I have 2 websites (subdomains) running on one apache2 server. Site 1 is working fine, site 2 is somehow linked to the ...
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Get IP of remote windows machine from Hostname

I have a headless Windows 7 box I'm trying to access using VNC viewer from my Ubuntu Gnome Raring machine. Previously, when I was running Linux mint, I could do this no problem... but I can't ...
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Cannot connect remotely to ubuntu using hostname on win7

I am trying to connect to my ubuntu pc from my windows 7 pc using ultravnc (on LAN). It works when I use the IP address of the ubuntu pc, but when I use its hostname it doesn't work at all, I cant ...
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Changed hostname, closed before changing hosts, now sudo is broken, catch-22!

I'm using Lubuntu 12.04. I was trying to change my computer name to "main" and I messed up, I'm not sure what to do now. I was following the directions on this page. Here's what I did: sudo ...
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resolving windows hostname

my main host is windows and im running ubuntu on a virtual guest OS, im currently mounting a folder in windows and in ubuntu and i get this error: in /etc/fstab //Windows-PC/shared ...
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Could not resolve hostname

I am trying to login to a server using ssh and the console. I have the Ubuntu Raring Ringtail. I get the could not resolve hostname prompt a couple of times and then after some attempts it just works. ...
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What's the difference between `hostname` and `uname -n`

On my server, these both return the host name: $ ubuntu@mt-solo:~$ uname -n myserver $ ubuntu@mt-solo:~$ hostname myserver Is this always the case?
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Changing computer name [duplicate]

Can someone tell me how to change the computer name on a pc, I've tried to edit the /etc/hostname file but it won't allow me access to save the amended file, thought the user the system created was ...
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Can i configure ubuntu to append a domain to the end of an ssh hostname request?

I have many servers and they all end with the same servers.company.net, so for example vded-xx-001.servers.company.net, and was wondering if it is possible to make it so i can just type the ...
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Local hostname resolution with local Ubuntu DNS server fails

So I will start with the fact I wasted the whole day trying to figure that out with no results... I have a small local network behind a NAT router. It goes like this: ISP->NAT Router (contains a ...
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Access Windows machines from Ubuntu on local network by hostname

[I've searched a LOT for a solution to this issue, but if someone wants to point me to a related question and/or answer, please do!] I have a local network over a broadband router with 3 Windows 7 ...
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how to correctly change machine name? [duplicate]

I've changed my machine name through editing /etc/hostname file. but since I did, a weird message appears whenever I sudo: sudo: unable to resolve host Tehuti then it asks for password normally. ...
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Ubuntu Server: Change Hostname Error

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 fresh installation where I want to change the 'hostname' (machine name'. I have followed several instructions, such as from: ...
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ubuntu server not resolving LAN hostnames

Bit stuck here. I have 2 machines that cannot resolve LAN hostsnames, unless there are specific entries in /etc/hosts But other machines on the LAN can resolves hostnames. My LAN: 1 x Cisco ...
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Possible to run custom DHCP and DNS with fall-back to Cable Modem?

I am trying to accomplish a task that may, or may not, require a creative solution. Essentially, I want to run my own DHCPd and, more importantly, DNS for my home network. I want to run my own Name ...
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Sendmail not working on ubuntu guest - unqualified host name

I have a win7 host running ubuntu guest through vbox. it is configured with a bridged network adapter and I am using DHCP to assign an ip of 192.168.0.5 to the guest which is mapped to smartstart.dev ...
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how to change my hostname?

My hostname is localhost, reported by hostname command, and terminal prompt root@localhost:~#. How can i change it to mismis.com with mismis alias? and what is the proper configuration. I confused ...
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Changing System name [duplicate]

I am given an Old Ubuntu working system and the previous user had everything on his name so started turning it to my name as typing his name everywhere was bugging me. I tried $ usermod -l hussain ...
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can't /etc/hosts be set up automatically?

what I need is: automatically add mac-addresses to some file and manually add the hostnames assigned to them, and a script will then scan my home LAN for those mac-addresses and populate the ...
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Cannot resolve hostname?

I' using lucid 10.04 i used centrify agent to add my ubuntu machine into AD. The machine name is suppose to be abc.company.edu.uk. I have edited /etc/hosts file. It says as 192.168.1.22 ...
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Cannot access Samba share from windows 7 using hostname

I've been trying for days to get this working, and everywhere I look online it seems no one has a definitive answer, so here is the run down: I have an external drive attached to my ubuntu 12.04 ...
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How to get the hostname using terminal command-line?

I have used arp-scan in terminal to get the ipaddress as well as mac address, is there anyway i can get to know the hostname of the ipaddress that are there in the terminal? for example there are A-pc ...
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illegal list name: mailman configuration with FQDN

What do I need to so that mailman, and also dovecot-postfix, use the FQDN of dur.bounceme.net? Or, at least, so that mailman is usable on localhost. root@dur:~# root@dur:~# newlist mailman Enter ...
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Why can't I ping “http:/ushou-appeng01/ufm/…”? [closed]

I am not able to ping http://ushou-appeng01/ufm/Firmware/packages in Kubuntu 10.04. This link is accessed in my ltib file. When I tried to ping this link from the bash shell, it gave me a "Host Not ...
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some programs not resolving hostnames

Ubuntu 11.10, Kernel 3.0.0-20.34 Both Chromium and Firefox are stuck "waiting for www.whatever.com" to load until they time-out. Both of these browsers can load these websites if I navigate to the ...
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Windows domain full hostnames cannot be resolved resulting in intranet not working

the domain: is foo.bar.local full hostname is: bla.foo.bar.local short hostname is: bla I installed winbind. here is my smb.conf: name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast here is my ...
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How to use host names rather than ip addresses on home network?

I've a small home network up and running and managed to set up ssh. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to refer to one computer on the network from another by host name rather than IP address (which ...
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Removing the period from a hostname

My machine's hostname is ev.er, and I want to change it to ever. I tried editing /etc/hosts and replacing ev with ever, and also replacing ev.er with ever, saving, and editing the ev that was in ...
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Kernel name has changed?

I am just looking through a log of system activity in messages. The name of the kernel has changed shortly after the installation: Oct 10 09:10:12 keira rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" ...
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Streaming Radio [duplicate]

I can stream Radio Paradise in Audacious but not in Banshee. Also in Banshee, when I try to access Amazon, I get this message: Unable to load page Problem occurred while loading the URL ...
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How To Find a Computer Name in a LAN from the IP Address?

My network includes machines running Linux and others running Windows. And my machine is running Linux.
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etc/hosts setting for standalone MySql server

I am a little confused with setting up my new MySql server. It has to be a standalone server. Other webservers should connect to it. The hostname of the webserver is "webserver", the IP is ...
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How do I change a machine name in DNS

I'm trying to change my computer's name in DNS so that others on the same subnet can refer to it by its new name - however, whatever changes I make in /etc/hosts and by using 'hostname' to use the ...
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How to get hostname from DHCP server

I want Ubuntu to get hostname and DNS name from DHCP client. Default installation of 11.10 does not do that. Update: same question asked and Unsolved
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Ubuntu hostname on lan config

My host computer is Windows 7 64. I have VirtualBox with an Ubuntu 10.04 Server x64 running as guest. My Ubuntu Guest has an ip of 192.168.1.104. I have openssh installed on the guest. I can ssh ...
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Changing hostnames in bulk

I just need to rename the hostnames of all the Desktops based on their IP Addresses. For example if the IP address is 172.29.72.25 hostname should be assigned as node25, if the IP address is ...
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How do I change the hostname without a restart?

I want to change the OS hostname but I do not want to restart. I have edited /etc/hostname but it requires a restart to get implemented. How to avoid this?
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cannot ping hostname - can ping IP and ssh [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to reach a host in the same network by hostname? I have ubuntu server, I can ping IP of the machine, but can't hostname.local - maybe if I've server up for 30-40mins ...
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avahi daemon constantly needs restarting

I have Ubuntu 11 running on a Thinkpad W520. Things work great, but not avahi-daemon. It seems that my laptop becomes invisible (ssh user@hostname.local can't find the laptop) to other computers on ...
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How to troubleshoot a hostname problem?

I have a Ubuntu desktop PC and a Windows 7 laptop. They have network connection over a wifi router, which gives them local IP addresses. Both computers see each other when pinged by IP. The Ubuntu pc ...
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How to protect a computer name from being disclosed to network peers?

I'd prefer my hostname to be hidden (or a fake hostname to be shown - both variants are interesting actually) from my network peers (including routers ad DHCP servers). I believe my IP and MAC ...
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can not ping by host name for some computers

I have 11.04 installed. It is joined to a domain. I am able to ping some of my computers by their name, but some I can't. Those I can't are our NAS machines (Readynas Netgear). I can ping them only ...
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How can I get a PXE install to ask for the hostname

I use a pxe install for a lab of machines, one problem I have is that the hostname is always set to 'ubuntu'. This is wrong, it should instead ask during the install what hostname should be used. One ...
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Is it possible to give two IP addresses for the same host name?

I want to give two ip addresses for same host name. Like in /etc/hosts file: xx.x.x.x example # if system is connected to dhcp y.y.yy.y example # if system is connected to VPN So is it ...
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changing 127.0.1.1 back to 127.0.0.1 — will it break anything in Unity?

The /etc/hosts file defaults your hostname to 127.0.1.1 rather than 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 my_machine I've already found out why. But that was giving me problems testing some ...
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If I rename my computer, will it lead to problems with Ubuntu One?

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 ...