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Old 12-03-2004, 05:47 AM   #1
mikemrh9
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Cannot change system time


Hi.

I ran an online update yesterday, and since then, have been unable to change the date or time either by right clicking the clock, or by going through the YAST Control Centre. If I try right clicking the clock, YAST starts, authenticates me if I'm not logged in as root, then exits without presenting me with an option to change anything. If I go through the Control Centre, I just get a blank grey screen, as though I had finished making my changes.

(I would like to get this fixed, as I have a laptop with a dead BIOS battery and need to reset the time every time I plug it in!!........)

From the terminal, I can set the date, with:

date -s YYMMDD

but haven't figured out the syntax for the time.

Any help with either the YAST issue or the command syntax would be greatly appreciated!

Mike.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 06:29 AM   #2
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Hmm, I noticed the same. But this must be a very recent problem, probably connected to a YOU update, because it used to work fine last week.

Here is what my /var/log/YaST2/y2log tells:

Code:
2004-12-03 13:20:55 <3> linux(12517) [Interpreter] clients/inst_timezone.ycp:188 Import 'Storage' failed
2004-12-03 13:20:55 <3> linux(12517) [Interpreter] clients/inst_timezone.ycp:188 Symbol 'Storage::GetTranslatedDevices' does not exis
t.
2004-12-03 13:20:55 <3> linux(12517) [libycp] YBlock.cc(YBlock):704 Code is no statement: 4
2004-12-03 13:20:55 <3> linux(12517) [Interpreter] clients/inst_timezone.ycp:188 Loading module 'RootPart' failed
2004-12-03 13:20:55 <3> linux(12517) [libycp] YBlock.cc(YBlock):704 Code is no statement: 4
2004-12-03 13:20:55 <3> linux(12517) [libycp] Bytecode.cc(popUptoNamespace):621 Bytecode::popUptoNamespace (0x8fdf0b8) empty stack
Maybe someone else knows a solution...

To set the time from command line, try this (as root):

date -s MMDDhhmmYYYY

http://www.linuxsa.org.au/tips/time.html
 
Old 12-03-2004, 10:32 AM   #3
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Make it easy, as root run this command....

/usr/sbin/ntpdate time.windows.com

This will sync your time and date to the windows.com atomic server...
 
Old 12-06-2004, 02:29 PM   #4
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i got this problem also, i have the suse 9.1 pro, ftp install. (don't know if this is different from the commercial pro version, but i would suspect so.)

can somebody answer :

-is it possible to backout a YOU "update", i.e in order to fix this.

-will the ntp command given earlier have to be issued at each login, or will the system work thereafter via ntp ?

thanks



oh, i also wonder do the people who reported this have the ftp or commercial version ?

i would be interested to know if it is an issue to the ftp install version only.

I am thinking on purchasing commercial/retail install discs for SuSE Pro, but if it's going to give me as much problems at the ftp install then I might do some research on other versions who'se package managment, testing, etc may be better.


I had the commercial 8.2, since i installed the ftp version of 9.1 to try it out, i find the 9.1 is slower, buggy, hard to manage/manipulate in terms of tweaking services, etc. (All via the config manager and yast, i do little from the console)


Is there a degradation of service or quality from SuSE of late ?

Is the ftp available install purposely bad ? (so you buy ??) [i know(heard) its missing some video codecs etc,]



thanks

d
 
Old 12-07-2004, 02:17 AM   #5
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Quote:
-is it possible to backout a YOU "update", i.e in order to fix this.
Find out the package that might have caused the problem. I would guess it's this one:

Code:
Packages:
##
## -----> yast2-update <-----
##
Filename: yast2-update.rpm
Label: YaST2 - Update
Series: i586
Size: 372411 70519
PatchRpmBasedOn: 2.9.23-2
PatchRpmSize: 372411 57233
Buildtime: 1101755587
BuiltFrom: yast2-update-2.9.28-0.4.src.rpm
Now re-install this package from the original source. Voilá !

On my system this fixes the problem with the time adjustment!

I guess a downgrade is safe unless you are using gnome (the fix was for some gnome related stuff).

Quote:
i would be interested to know if it is an issue to the ftp install version only.
No, since the YOU updates affect all variations of SuSE.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 04:49 AM   #6
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Update:

SuSE has released a new patch that fixes the date/time/mouse problems. So you may run YOU again to repair the system.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 06:05 AM   #7
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Lovely - Thanks.

However, I find myself being slowly yet surely being converted to the terminal. Everything seems quicker once you get some familiarity with the command syntax.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 03:06 AM   #8
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Answering your original question

Yes -- USE THE TERMINAL!

To set the time, as root

date -s21:00:52

(24 hour time) That's it.
 
  


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