My command line prompt has changed suddenly on two computers, both
using Mandrake 9.1. Each time, the host name was replaced by a long
series of numbers resembling the MAC number on a NIC card. Here
is an example: x1-6-00-04-5a-89-cf-8d.
After a day of using each computer, I start getting messages on
logging into GNOME that GNOME will be unstable due to the
unrecognized host which I should add to /etc/hosts.
Both computers connect to the internet using ComCast cable modem.
Any ideas? Please help.
adios, steve winston