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Old 05-17-2003, 05:04 AM   #1
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Change clock settings? (newbie... sorry)


I hate to be the one to ask all the really really REALLY stupid questions... but....



How do I go about changing the time of my clock in Gnome (the one displayed in the upper right corner of the screen at original setup)? It says it takes its time from the system clock, but I really am not very interested in the system time... I just wanna know the actual, local time.

Thanks a million!

-zsejk, who feels great about not being able to find how to change this...
 
Old 05-17-2003, 05:58 AM   #2
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Well, I'm using an old Redhat (7.3) and an old Gnome. Go in Gnome menu and >> programs >> system >> Date Time Properties. That would do the trick

Good Luck
 
Old 05-17-2003, 01:21 PM   #3
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Hmm. Well, I couldn't find your suggestion, but I *did* manage to find out about "timeconfig" (as root mind you). It worked sort of in the way that it allowed me to change time, but for some reason my hardware's time was off by a couple of hours. So... the solution? Go into Windows and change it there... preferrably by synching with an internet time server.

Ugh.

-zsejk
 
Old 05-17-2003, 01:37 PM   #4
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If you want to sunc with an ntp server with linux you can run:
rdate -s ntp.server.here

I use ntp.demon.co.uk you could use the American governments time server time.nist.gov or if you want to forget what time it is all together you could try time.windows.com
 
Old 05-17-2003, 05:06 PM   #5
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Hehehehehehe



But I will try your suggestion... it is probably what I was looking for but just couldn't find.



-zsejk
 
Old 05-17-2003, 05:16 PM   #6
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Hi folks,

there's also something to play with the TZ factor.

If you're in a timezone which is equal to Grrenwitch +2 hours (f.i.) then you have to configure it as TZ +2.

Have a look at all you'll be able to find about "TZ" and your problem will be easily solved.

Have fun.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 06:12 PM   #7
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Goody... I'm having the exact same problem. This time though... no Windows partition to set things straight with.



So now... rdate doesn't work. According to my shell it's not a command it can find. Soooooooooo... if anyone has any suggestions as to how I can set my time and date correctly I would be very happy. Right now according to my computer it is Jan 4th, 1980. This does not make me happy.



-zsejk
 
Old 08-13-2003, 06:51 PM   #8
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Oh goody... I solved it.



Right... so the command du jour:

$ netdate 129.6.15.28 132.163.4.102 131.107.1.10 207.200.81.113

I found this on the following site:

http://www.loblolly.net/~rddecker/he...-twoclocks.htm



Happy slacking all!

-zsejk
 
  


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