SOLVED Changing your phone's name
When you install UT on your phone, you are asked to choose your phone's name. It is then displayed when you unlock your screen. If you want to change that name on Linux, you need to use the
hostnamecommand. If you type that command on UT, the hostname is
ubuntu-phablet, not the name chosen.
So, how do you set a new name ? Or am I confused between your account's name and your phone's name ?
@luna You must use UT Tweak Tools and delete ONLY conf file in System Settings. Maybe you will have to restart your phone, and then fill in what is required.
The name you set is only for display at the moment. And it can only be set in the setup wizard.
stanwood last edited by
Hey thank you for your answers ! @domubpkm are you sure ? I'll test it when I have time then !
c4pp4 last edited by
sudo usermod -c "NewName" phablet
arubislander last edited by arubislander
@c4pp4 will this not change the username? The OP wants to change the displayed name of the device in the login screen.
c4pp4 last edited by c4pp4
-c = comment field
The lock screen is using value form the comment field (default is "Ubuntu")
arubislander last edited by
@c4pp4 Thanks. TIL
@c4pp4 Thank you very much, it worked ! I'll mark this as solved