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how to change Jolla hostname? [answered]

asked 2013-12-30 02:43:19 +0300

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I tried to change /etc/hostname and also ran hostname qwazixSbJ but the change does not persist across reboots. It takes, weirdly the hostname of my router. I also tried to give a static lease from the router with my desired hostname but it doesn't make a difference.

However I can ping the device via LAN with the router assigned hostname, but I'd like the phone to know it too.

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It works for me

[nemo@jolla ~]$ hostname
jolla
[nemo@jolla ~]$ cat /etc/hostname 
jolla
[nemo@jolla ~]$ ls -l /etc/hostname 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6 2013-12-25 18:06 /etc/hostname
[nemo@jolla ~]$ uptime
 02:00:57 up 1 day, 11:03,  2 users,  load average: 1.26, 1.07, 1.65
Tanghus ( 2013-12-30 03:02:48 +0300 )edit

yep /etc/hostname contents persist, but the actual hostname command returns the default one, not the one specified in /etc/hostname

qwazix ( 2013-12-30 12:44:52 +0300 )edit

i found that bluetooth host allow nickname

redge73 ( 2013-12-31 01:20:45 +0300 )edit

What are you talking about? The file /etc/hostname does not exists. Maybe the file you're referencing to is /etc/hosts?

dharman ( 2014-01-14 13:26:49 +0300 )edit

I've set hostname by creating /etc/hostname. After reboot it should be set.

[nemo@myjolla ~]$ hostname 
myjolla
[nemo@myjolla ~]$ cat /etc/hostname 
myjolla
EanderAlx ( 2014-01-14 19:30:56 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-09 17:42:20 +0300

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Get root with devel-su, then edit /etc/hostname. After reboot, your jPhone will have the new name.

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works for me

cy8aer ( 2014-01-10 15:38:15 +0300 )edit
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It's not called jPhone.

raimue ( 2014-01-13 11:18:41 +0300 )edit

Did you understand my joke? There is the iPhone (which I dislike) and there is the "jPhone" (which I like). Maybe one day the latter becomes more widespread and therefore more popular?

Rolfa ( 2014-01-24 14:52:21 +0300 )edit
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Sailfish uses systemd, so I think the "official" way should be with a hostnamectl set-hostname yourhostname

Giskard ( 2016-11-15 21:10:12 +0300 )edit

... and I thought jPhone was my personal, genuine idea. Sigh.

Moo-Crumpus ( 2019-03-12 11:17:35 +0300 )edit
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answered 2013-12-30 03:32:45 +0300

redge73 gravatar image

as well netbios name

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answered 2013-12-30 15:05:02 +0300

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I haven't tested this myself but you could try to prevent connman (Connection Manager) to change the hostname. This should be possible by adding AllowHostnameUpdates=false to /etc/connman/main.conf configuration file.

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