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    Unable to modify time and date (Precise unity desktop)

    a) I can see the time in the top panel.
    b) Clicking and choosing Time & Date Settings reveals correct Location.

    Set the time: O Automatically
    --this simply shows the wrong time (about 6 hours behind)

    Set the time: O Manually
    --I can change the time, but it does not stick: it ignores me.

    This is too annoying as I depend on file dates and times which are now nonsense.

    Profuse thanks for any help.

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    Re: Unable to modify time and date (Precise unity desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by windofkeltia View Post
    a) I can see the time in the top panel.
    b) Clicking and choosing Time & Date Settings reveals correct Location.

    Set the time: O Automatically
    --this simply shows the wrong time (about 6 hours behind)

    Set the time: O Manually
    --I can change the time, but it does not stick: it ignores me.

    This is too annoying as I depend on file dates and times which are now nonsense.

    Profuse thanks for any help.
    does it have an unlock button on the top of the window?


    Pierce

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    Re: Unable to modify time and date (Precise unity desktop)

    No, there's no control I can see.

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    Re: Unable to modify time and date (Precise unity desktop)

    These are of the most undocumented annoyances in Linux. Therefore I have a file for this containing the commands to (correctly) set the system clock.

    Code:
    LC_ALL=C date
    Get your current date as provided by the system. Adjust it's output to the correct date. And fill this in below after the --set="". Make sure to keep the "-signs intact!

    Code:
    sudo date --set="Sat Aug 25 11:41:19 CEST 2012"
    Substitute and run.

    Code:
    sudo hwclock --systohc --utc
    Copy systemclock to the hardwareclock.

    And finally reboot.
    linux-git/fs/super.c: "Self-destruct in 5 seconds. Have a nice day...\n",

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