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1.3 System Configuration

After you have finished installing some extra packages, you can configure your system to your liking.

1.3.1 Configuring hostname (recommended)

You might want to add a hostname, especially in a networked environment. Your hostname will default to ’carbslinux’ unless you set this.

$ echo your-hostname > /etc/hostname

1.3.2 Setting up hosts file (optional)

You can edit your /etc/hosts file, which is the static lookup table for host names. By default, there are two entries for localhost which are OKAY. You can replace the ’localhost’ part of these entries to your hostname.  localhost.localdomain localhost
::1        localhost.localdomain localhost ip6-localhost