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When I open my terminal window I get this:

unknown0025003f3355:~ pontuspersson$ 

Why is this? And How can I fix it?

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Your system hasn't been given a proper hostname, or has been given the hostname "unknown0025003f3355". Give it a hostname of your preference.

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How do you set the host name? –  Simon Sheehan Dec 18 '11 at 18:18
@SimonSheehan Depends on the OS which the user doesn't mention. –  Daniel Beck Dec 18 '11 at 18:19
Well let's assume it's Linux, based on how this terminal is setup. Could you provide ways for that? –  Simon Sheehan Dec 18 '11 at 18:30
@Simon: Which one? –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 18 '11 at 18:31

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