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Samayas

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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!
 

Samayas

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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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