I successfully and permanently changed my hostname from bryan-OptiPlex-755 to just "bryan office". The hosts and hostname files are correct. Before the change the file manager (Files/Nautilus 3.14.3) listed Computer for the root of the file system /. After the change it lists it as Bryan Office.

How can I change that back to simply "Computer?"

Ubuntu 16.04

  • did you tried right-clicking on the name and renaming it? – Edward Torvalds Nov 5 '17 at 17:01
  • Yes - rename is greyed out for me and su. Also tried going back to the old computer name (the exact name is still visible in xauth list). – BryanT Nov 5 '17 at 17:18

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