Date/Time settings: can't change time!!

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Date/Time settings: can't change time!!

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I can't change the time and get it to stick. Many have complained about the date/time panel app, that the network time thing doesn't work (I have the same problem) and that time zones can't be changed easily (!!, and I have that, too), but the dumbest thing is that I can't even change the time manually anymore. Seriously, I

- go to Calendar
- de-activate "Use network time"
- enter my password
- then I switch to the hours I want (which right now is from 10 to 9) with the - button
- enter my password
- and then after a half scond, Mint brings back the 10! confused! There is no way I can get the 9 to stick.

I have

- %a %e %b, %H:%M:%S as setting for the panel and
- %A %B %e, %Y inside the data applet

How can something as simple as date/time be so seriously screwed up - any clues on how I can get the time on my computer right in the 21st century??
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Re: Date/Time settings: can't change time!!

Post by wheeledgoat »

is the time correct in the bios?

i don't know if that's the problem, or if it's even related, but might be work checking...

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Re: Date/Time settings: can't change time!!

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It used to be correct, yes, and I have now overridden the date/time setting crap via the console:

sudo date +%T -s "09:08:40"

Still,, it's somewhat annoying that the Mint settings would allow you to switch from Pacific Standard Time to 4 hours earlier, but not 3 (coz if you try to set a 3-hr difference, it changes it to 4). Weird ...

Thanks for your time, tho!
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Re: Date/Time settings: can't change time!!

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hah! i bet you were fighting some kind of automatic daylight savings time adjustment or something. c'mon - you know the computer is smarter than you are! YOU don't know the correct time - IT does! lmao.

glad u got it fixed.

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Re: Date/Time settings: can't change time!!

Post by sina »

I make it right by these steps.
First of all, I install

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sudo apt-get install ntp
then I tried to change time zone by coomand line which I found it https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ubunt ... sing%20NTP. Briefly I typed this code in terminal

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
and then I set time zone. Now anything is OK and don't forget to be connected to the Internet when you're trying these codes.
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Re: Date/Time settings: can't change time!!

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Yes, that worked, thanks!
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Re: Date/Time settings: can't change time!!

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I tried ntp/tzdata and it did not correct the problem. I still can't change the time.
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Re: Date/Time settings: can't change time!!

Post by Termy »

Nice to see the terminal came to the rescue. I've observed issues like these with various GUIs; it's why I tend to stick with terminals. lol Still, GUIs are complex beasties, so one small thing not working in a sea of awesomeness which does work very well; that I think is worth considering. Glad it's sorted now.
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Re: Date/Time settings: can't change time!!

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dpkg-reconfigure tzdata adjusts the time-zone for the whole machine...there's a message to that effect when it gets updated, but it's easy to miss with a GUI.
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Re: Date/Time settings: can't change time!!

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timedatectl
Is a nice terminal command.
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Re: Date/Time settings: can't change time!!

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oh cool, thanks for that one, too!
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Thanks everyone!
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