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March 9, 2007

Is This Time Zone Change Issue not a No-Brainer? (In Ubuntu)

Filed under: Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 6:34 pm

I may seem silly and stupid but it this “Time Zone Change Issue” not a No Brainer in Ubuntu?

My solution in Gnome: (Please correct me if I am wrong)

  1. Right-click your clock in the panel.
  2. Select Adjust Date and Time. (and key in password)
  3. In Configuration select “Keep Synchronized With Internet Servers.
  4. If NTP is not installed it will ask you if you are ok with installing it an of course you are 🙂
  5. After that you select a timeserver if you wish. (it defaults to ntp.ubuntu.com)
  6. Select Synchronize Now.


No issue for any computer I think.



1 Comment »

  1. you’re wrong. ntp transfers unix time, ie, the number of seconds since the epoch, ie, january 1, 1970. daylight savings just changes the offset from GMT time, which is what Unix thinks in, internally, to something humans can read. that offset changes, the time transferred by ntp doesn’t.

    ergo, your simple fix will do nothing but make sure your internal time is right, but the time it shows you won’t be affected.

    Comment by michael — March 10, 2007 @ 5:18 am

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