LKBEN11491: Change the hostname of ubuntu/kubuntu computer system


You installed your computer but want to change the hostname to a different one


A raspberry pi with ubuntu is called ubuntu. You probably want to change that.


To change the hostname you can use the hostnamectl command. If you do not run it with sudo, the command will ask for a user and a password to change the hostname.

sudo hostnamectl set-hostname newname

You can set the hostname to a fqdn by specifying one e.g.

sudo hostnamectl set-hostname

Have fun.


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 11/01/2021 | Comment: