Desktop clock changes? No clue -- that should be in your desktop settings somewhere or other.
Time changes? Clue. Download (if not already there), install and configure NTP (Network Time Protocol). If I'm not not mistaken, "South Central Moontana" is in Australia? When you configure /etc/ntp.conf
, add entries of this form in the in the server
server 127.127.1.0 # local clock
fudge 127.127.1.0 stratum 10
In the above, the local clock lines should be there -- they're there so if no external time source is available NTP will sync to itself until one becomes available. I checked, those entries are "live."
If, for some reason there are no pool servers available to you at your location using the above notation, you may -- may! -- wish to do the following (but probably not):
There are 27 NTP public time servers listed for Australia at http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Serv...alia&scope=all
, ping them, you're looking for three that are electrically close to you (the shortest time), add the addresses of those three to your /etc/ntp.conf
file. You do not need more than three; if one is not available, NTP will automatically drop to the next.
Use the pool servers if at all possible.
Don't know diddly about your distribution, but do know that NTP is available from their software download site and it would be worth your time (get it?) to install, configure and use it -- it keeps your software clock and hardware clock on time.
Hope this helps some.