How do you figure out the display name of your Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iPodAddict181, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. iPodAddict181 macrumors newbie

    iPodAddict181

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    I am trying to SSH into a server, and it works, but I cannot get X to run remotely on my Mac. I need to figure out the display name, and the IP address doesn't seem to be working. I've tried this on Windows and Linux machines, and it works, but I just can't seem to figure out my display name. Help please?

    P.S. I have a MacBook Pro 2.4ghz, 2008 Penryn editon, running Leopard v. 10.5.4 (If that makes any difference)
     
  2. gibbz macrumors 68030

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  3. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    I'm not sure what you mean by display name but what you are probably looking for is the hostname of the computer?

    Depending on the OS,
    in Terminal.app, at a bash prompt, or at a command prompt type

    Code:
    hostname
     

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