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Old 05-09-2005, 12:23 AM   #1
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GUI clocks show UTC instead of localtime


I'm running Debian 2.2.20 and using Gnome 1.4.

My hwclock -u is correct as well as the --localtime, but I'm not sure how to set the clocks in my GUI to show the localtime. Any clock programs I run always show my hwclock -u time.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Old 05-09-2005, 12:30 AM   #2
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First of all, Happy birthday!

Try right clicking on the clock and changing a few settings.

EDIT: I'm using slackware, I have a command called "timeconfig" that lets me set the hardware and local time. Try to look for a similar command in Debian

EDIT 2: I found a good web page:

Last edited by akudewan; 05-09-2005 at 12:39 AM.
Old 05-09-2005, 12:40 AM   #3
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Originally posted by akudewan
First of all, Happy birthday!

Secondly, which Desktop Environment are you using? KDE, Gnome, etc...

Try right clicking on the clock and changing a few settings
Thanks for the bday wishes. I was wondering what that little cake and candles icon was doing next to my username. I totally forgot.

I'm using Gnome 1.4. Right clicking on the clock seems to only give me formatting options. ie 7:00 PM vs 19:00 vs 7:00:00 PM etc.

That's probably leading me to another question. I'm actually not running as a superuser (root) in the GUI environment. I'm actually not sure even how to do that. I've been accessing root in the terminal emulators.

Anyway, I'll read up on that clock webpage you posted. It looks promising.

Last edited by awu72; 05-09-2005 at 12:44 AM.


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