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Old 07-12-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
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user time problem

strange my user time as in clock is set to utc I want it to be est HOWEVER root is est so when I attempt to change the time as root it is correct and therfore no reason to do I change JUST user time...using kde...also in the control center my default region is Thule even though I set it to US...root does not have these probs..user does not have permission to change time???? got to be something stupid but ???
Old 07-12-2004, 03:36 PM   #2
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Try locale.

See what it shows when logged on as non-root & root.
Old 07-12-2004, 03:38 PM   #3
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...also check your TZ environment variable. It may not ber set system wide.
Old 07-12-2004, 03:43 PM   #4
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Jim, please try editing your post if you have an addition to make...
Those two posts were less than two minutes apart, and not that
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Old 08-03-2004, 09:22 AM   #5
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setting time

I had the same problem this page helped me:

The timezone under Linux is set by a symbolic link from /etc/localtime[1] to a file in the /usr/share/zoneinfo[2] directory that corresponds with what timezone you are in. For example, since I'm in South Australia, /etc/localtime is a symlink to /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/South. To set this link, type:

ln -sf ../usr/share/zoneinfo/your/zone /etc/localtime

Replace your/zone with something like Australia/NSW or Australia/Perth. Have a look in the directories under /usr/share/zoneinfo to see what timezones are available.
I guess /etc/localtime got corrupted or something...


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