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[How to] change device name for WLAN?

asked 2014-03-27 22:20:37 +0300

Anna gravatar image

I was trying to figure out how to change my jolla's device name from "localhost" to "jolla" for example.

I couldn't find an option to change the name in the settings. How's that done?

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answered 2014-03-27 22:48:43 +0300

EanderAlx gravatar image

One possibility is to create an /etc/hostname file and reboot, than systemd should set this hostname.

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Thanks. I will try this.

Anna ( 2014-03-28 00:30:10 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-28 09:25:05 +0300

kabala gravatar image

updated 2014-03-28 09:27:47 +0300

After set the new hostname in your /etc/hostname file you can restart only the network service if you enabled the developer mode except restarting the entire OS: Open terminal, and type the following:

devel-su systemctl restart network

The operation require a password. Follow the instructions here: http://forum.jollausers.com/sailfish-news/devel-su-password/

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