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I changed my MacBook Pro's hostname, but the login screen still shows the old hostname. Please could anyone help me to change this.

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migrated from Jul 27 '10 at 12:54

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Take a look at Mac OS X Hostname Determination, in short adjust your HOSTNAME in /etc/hostconfig and not only in Sharing-Preferences.

(Actually, there are 2 places in sharing-preferences where you may change your hostname, first the big textbox when you open up the preferencepane and second after you click on edit.)

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On 10.4 and 10.5 check the file /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist on the bottom there are these lines:

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