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How do I change the computer name?

When I connect to my server (ubuntu server 10.10), I get this: name@server-name.belkin ~> How can I remove ".belkin"?
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How do I change the hostname without a restart?

I want change the OS hostname but I do not want to restart for that. I have edited the file sudo gedit /etc/hostname but it requires a restart to get implemented. How to avoid this?
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How to reach a host in the same network by hostname?

I have a network which connects a couple of hosts. I would like to be able to reach other hosts from one of them using the hostname. I just discovered the ".local" domain, which is available through ...
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What does “.local” do?

I've got several Ubuntu machines on my network at home, but the DNS is provided by a windows server (2K). When I ssh to them from another , if I ssh to them as "machine" I can't connect, but if I ...
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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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Why can I ping via IP address but not hostname?

I have a media/file server running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, connected via cable directly to a DSL router, which also acts as a network switch. The router uses DHCP to dynamically assign IP ...
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Safe way to rename my computer/hostname? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the computer name? I'd like to rename my computer. What's the recommended way to do this? Is there anything likely to break after I rename it?
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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 ...