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Anyway, you can't just set a randomly named timezone. You'd need to define it first.
Also the way to do this could be distro specific. For example, in Debian you'd need the file /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Felton and then you would select it by 'dpkg-reconfigure tzdata'.
I don't know how Pardus deals with timezones, and I don't know how your "clock" works. Use the "date" command to get information about the time from your system. If you want this to work I think you'll have to do a little research.
um... "linux questions" IS my research... is there somewhere else? I don't mean to sound obtuse, but where would I research this?
PS i set my clock to "default to local time" and now it's 11:53 in Felton (what I wanted)
the timezone are bin files which I don't know how to make or alter. Since every distro I've ever seen has the same cities (with 8 silly towns in Indiana) I guess this was done once, a long time ago, by someone in Indiana.
This can be tagged as solved, I guess, but I'm still curious about why Indiana got 8 towns and California just 1...