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Old 02-12-2010, 04:27 PM   #1
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Error unable to contact time server


Hi all. I'm using FC12 with kde and cannot update the system time using the gui. The error is :Error unable to contact time server. How do i get it to work for the rest of the family who do not want to mess about in cli mode?

This does work from the terminal: ntpdate -u ntp.exnet.com so client software is present and correct leaving me at a loss.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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The exnet NTP server has some restrictions, and they discourage having multiple requests from a single network. Perhaps consider using one of the NTP pool servers, such as uk.pool.ntp.org.
 
Old 02-13-2010, 02:47 AM   #3
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Thank you for posting about that servers limitations. Will change now.

Sorry i was tired yesterday so did not come across 100%. From the kde control centre it will not contact any time server.
 
Old 02-13-2010, 03:00 AM   #4
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On further investigation nothing works in the date and time settings screen. For example the current locale timezone is Guernsey GMT. If I select anything else I'm asked for the root password which i enter. Go back and its still set to Guernsey.
 
Old 02-13-2010, 06:26 AM   #5
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Sorry that's a bit ambiguous, have you reset it after you've entered the password?
 
  


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