[kde-linux] Re: adjust date and time

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Thu Nov 4 09:05:18 UTC 2010

On Wednesday, 2010-11-03, Peter Catchlove wrote:
> Thanks for the detailed reply. I guess I've got it coming if I use debian
> testing: presumably stable doesn't have this problem. In the meantime, I've
> learnt how to set the time at cli.
> Sounds like I should set the timezone, or be using ntp, since my hwclock
> drifts quite badly, but I'll have to wait until the GUI is working again
> unless there's an easy way of doing these at the cli.
> It says you need a permanent connection for ntp. Is there no way it can
> just check against the network once a day or at boot?

Check if you have the ntpdate package installed or do so if you haven't.
It has (at least here on Debian/Unstable) a network hook that makes it check 
time servers when network interfaces come up, e.g. at boot.

Haven't had to change time manually in years.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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