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Why is it so hard to change the time in Fedora 18? I'm running the official KDE remix. When I go to adjust date and time, I select the Public time server and then I go to Time zone to select Eastern. I Click OK and it says "Unable to contact time server: Public Time Server (pool.ntp.org)." I click OK, then it gives me this error: "Error setting new time zone." What? LOL. I've spent 2 hours googleing this with no luck. Ideas? Thanks Guys.

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Talk about wasting your time!

Can you tell it to stop setting the time automatically before you change it yourself?

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[quote name='Enron' timestamp='1360020058' post='595501588']
Talk about wasting your time!

Can you tell it to stop setting the time automatically before you change it yourself?
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Yeah I can do it like that. It still gives me that stupid Time Zone message though. I just can't sync with the fedora time servers. And yeah, I'm board right now. lol!

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Can't you change it to a different time server?

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the official KDE remix? Maybe because its music and music cant change the time!
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[quote name='Mindovermaster' timestamp='1360021034' post='595501620']
Can't you change it to a different time server?
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There's like 5 options/servers and all of them give me the same error.


[quote name='psionicinversion' timestamp='1360023223' post='595501686']
the official KDE remix? Maybe because its music and music cant change the time!
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:D

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Can you add a server?

try this one

uk.pool.ntp.org

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many times if there is an date error (i.e. wrong day, month or year) they cant sync.check that.

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Its a bug and has been reported

[url="http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1628468#post1628468"]http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1628468#post1628468[/url]

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Edit: nvm.

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[quote name='Haggis' timestamp='1360058040' post='595502178']
Its a bug and has been reported

[url="http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1628468#post1628468"]http://forums.fedora...468#post1628468[/url]
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That's the problem I'm experienceing. It never occured to me to check the bug wikis. I see you're a Fedora user yourself. Do you have this issue on Gnome 3? Should I still try useing uk.pool.ntp.org despite this bug? Thanks Haggis!! :)

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I have not done update the last two days because i have been faffing about with Gentoo

will update tonight and try
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I'm pretty sure I just fixed it! Under Fedora Menu, Click "Administration" > Set time and date. It will ask you for your password. Change it to your liking and Reboot. Should be fixed. I also did a slew of updates (It was up to date last night--these are new), so whatever fixed it, IDK but it works. :) Thanks everybody!

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likely a permissions issue (ie your user is not allowed default time operations). However I will say in my Arch installs the date and time always cause me the most headaches.

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I did my updates and all was fine but maybe mine included the new ones you mentioned

i also got a Kernel update

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One should never chase time because eventually one will always wish to have more :D

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[quote name='psionicinversion' timestamp='1360023223' post='595501686']
the official KDE remix? Maybe because its music and music cant change the time!
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no but it can change hearts n minds man, peace out :p

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[quote name='Haggis' timestamp='1360101739' post='595503628']
I did my updates and all was fine but maybe mine included the new ones you mentioned
i also got a Kernel update
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Same here. :) Thanks for your help. :)


[quote name='firey' timestamp='1360101617' post='595503626']
likely a permissions issue (ie your user is not allowed default time operations). However I will say in my Arch installs the date and time always cause me the most headaches.
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Yeah that's what I was thinking. Thanks! :)

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[quote name='psionicinversion' timestamp='1360023223' post='595501686']
the official KDE remix? Maybe because its music and music cant change the time!
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Or maybe because time is relative?

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