How to change device name in Ubuntu

If you want to give your device a new identity by changing your device name just follow the steps

  • Open the Terminal (Ctrl+alt+t).
  • Write gksudo gedit /etc/hostname and press enter.
  • Put the Administrative password and click on OK button.
  • You can see current device name in hostname file. Rename it with your new device name.
  • Save(Ctrl+s) the hostname file.

    Change device name in hostname file

    Change device name in hostname file

  • If any other Document like Untitled Document 1 will open and want to save at the time of closing you can choose Close without Saving.

Try it yourself.