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Solved: Wrong time

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  1. Samayas

    Samayas Thread Starter

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    Kubuntu 9.10, Mountain Time, US. My digital clock is off by precisely 30 min. & I can't find a way to reset to correct time. Updates are current. Any ideas? Thanks!
     
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    Samayas Thread Starter

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    Hi Richard,

    (1) Went to site you suggested for time correction:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ub...eTimezoneHowto.

    (2) Couldn't use the GUI option shown there, as my GUI isn't similar & doesn't have "Adjust Date & Time" option.

    (3) Decided to try command line.

    (4) Create file with editor, directions read. I don't know what an editor is or how to create a file. So i skipped that part.

    (3) Then i copy/pasted into terminal first command on list: sudo ntpdate ntp.ubuntu.com

    (4) Voila! Instant time correction! Could hardly believe my eyes.

    (5) Next command [sudo chmod 755 /etc/cron.daily/ntpdate] didn't work because i hadn't created file for it.

    But i am delighted to have correct time showing even if time doesn't auto-update daily! Especially as i did not understand more than two or three words of the gobblety-gook on that page. Thank you, Richard! My teenage daughter thanks you, too.

    Samayas
     
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    You're welcome ... glad you found a work-around and thanks for posting the solution in case others can use it too.

    Richard.
     
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