uname -a shows me
Linux localhost.localdomain [more stuff...] but for some reason it shows me some other other domain (but it is still my own terminal but really slow). I guess I am connected to own pc over the network and the same is true for my applications like my Chromium browser that I started from Gnome 3 and not from my terminal. I think it occurred while I switched my network connections from LAN to WLAN and back, is my assessment of the situation correct and how can I repair this?
$ uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain 3.6.8-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Nov 26 22:10:40 CET 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ gnome-shell --version GNOME Shell 3.6.2
Edit: Thank you all for the help! Since the problem stopped I cannot provide more details or try your suggestions but I will do the next time it occurs.
Interestingly, I get a different output from
uname -a today ("localhost" instead of "localhost.localdomain") but maybe that is because I did an update with my package manager:
Linux localhost 3.6.8-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Nov 26 22:10:40 CET 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Edit: I finally got the error again. Here the output of my
Linux somename.something.myuniversity.de 3.6.10-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Dec 11 09:40:17 CET 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
(host name replaced to not provide information about where I live). When I type "exit" in a terminal with "konrad@somename" in the upper right corner, the terminal just closes.
whoami just displays my username.
P.S.: Why was this question closed? And what is this about "this is not a real question"? My questions are: what causes this question, how can I prevent and repair this, isn't this obvious?