Can't change the date
I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. When I try to use the Time & Date control panel to change the date backwards, it just immediately springs back to whatever the real date is.
I've got it set to "manual" now.
How can I change the date backwards? I'd really like to set it to the correct date minus one year.
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