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Offline tenfoot

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Clock - Time Zone (SOLVED)
« on: April 30, 2017, 10:33:31 pm »
Sparky v4.5.2-x64-Mate on Lenovo Thinkpad T450s

Clock display is 10 hours behind Time Zone (Pacific/Auckland - GMT+12)

Searched Menu for appropriate area to check I had set correct data on installation but could not find anything appropriate.  Note: MATE on Linux Mint has setting Time and Date which shows this information.  Is there an equivalent in Sparky?

Tried to set correct time through Clock by right clicking on icon and choosing Preferences/Time Settings

Set time to correct figure and then clicked on Set System Time.

Entered password and clicked on authenticated

Clock shows correct time for Session but is incorrect on a reboot by the 10 hours mentioned.

Any help to solve this problem will be very much appreciated.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2017, 10:58:23 am by tenfoot »
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Offline paxmark1

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Re: Clock - Time Zone
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 10:50:40 pm »
first - is your computer set to UTC or local?  Can you handle the command line (cli)?

http://sparkylinux.org/forum/index.php/topic,3749.msg8806.html#msg8806

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In a terminal - as root or via sudo
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dpkg-reconfigure tzdata


BTW is you bios set to UTC or local time.
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Offline tenfoot

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Re: Clock - Time Zone
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 10:57:43 am »
Thank you for your prompt response.  It is very much appreciated.

Running
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
revealed that the timezone was set to Europe ::)  Resetting it to Pacific/Auckand solved the problem and I am now a very happy geriatric ;D

I can find nothing in the computer BIOS to show whether it is set to UTC or local time.  All I can say, is that whatever is set hasn't been altered.  Previously I ran LM17.3 Mate, and then LMDE2 on this laptop.
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Offline paxmark1

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Re: Clock - Time Zone (SOLVED)
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 02:22:23 pm »
If it worked, probably UTC, peace out.
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