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Old 08-09-2005, 12:30 AM   #1
Jimbo99
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UTC Timezones TURN THEM OFF?!?!!


I don't wish to use the UTC timezone. Everytime I restart my computer, after setting the correct timezone in the clock applet, I end up with wrong time and have to friggen dance with the clock program just to get my clock to display the correct local time.

How do I turn it off? I want it off forever and a day.

TIA
 
Old 08-09-2005, 12:46 AM   #2
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You can't really turn off the UTC timezone. Many people in that timezone would be very unhappy with you.

Perhaps you'd like to check that /etc/localtime is a symlink to the proper timezone in /usr/share/zoneinfo. Also, telling us what distribution you use (or better, putting it in your profile) might help us to give more relevant advice.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 05:34 PM   #3
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I'm on FC3 and have had it working for a long time. I also have a second box which was running FC3 and it had this problem. I never attempted to resolve it on that machine. I've since installed Suse 9.3 Pro on it.

On this FC3 box I've had it up and running with FC3 for a very long time and only by chance did I even attempt to alter the time settings. I do not know what suddenly triggered this behavior.

I've examined the /etc/localtime symlink and found that none existed. I created a link to the correct time zone manually.

I have no idea what you are talking about when you say others would be unhappy with me about turning off UTC, because if anyone is unhappy with a change I make on my computer all I have to say is "tough". It is my computer afterall and none of their business if I want to turn off that ridiculous feature that has at least twice created an unhappy camper of me.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 06:49 PM   #4
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Sorry, the turning off UTC was a bad joke, suggesting you would turn off the time zone itself (as in the geographic region of earth). I had just gotten up when I posted it.
 
  


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