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Featherfoot
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:01 am    Post subject: KDE Keeps Treating Local Time as GMT Reply with quote

I am running system 3.14.14-gentoo on an AMD64 system. I am also running KDE SC 4.14.1. My problem is that my system time keeps showing up as GMT.

I have my time zone set up for EST5EDT and time is set up as local time as I am dual booting Windows. What happens is that time will be fine for seveal days. Then it will show up 5 hours ahead of clock time. I can readjust the time manually and it will continue to be correct for several days.

As noted, the time display I am using is on the KDE control panel. I believe that it is also incorrect using date, but I haven't verified that recently.

Any ideas on how to correct this problem?
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Roman_Gruber
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing is called localtime.

There should be an article on the gentoo wiki

what is the output of the command date?

is it correct?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, unless we're talking about WinXP or earlier, Windows can be set up (at least it still could in Win7 - not sure about anything later) to use GMT fairly easily.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another thing you could do would be to configure your installation to synchronise with a time server on the Internet so that the clock time is corrected whenever you boot, and periodically thereafter. If you're using OpenRC, I created a 'how to' a couple of years ago which might be of use: Synchronise your Gentoo Linux clock with an Internet time server (see Note below). If you're using systemd, I recently created a 'how to' for that too: Synchronising the clock using NTP in Sabayon Linux (the same steps apply in Gentoo, but the install & uninstall commands change of course).

Note: Things have become easier since I wrote that 'how to' for NetworkManagerDispatcher under OpenRC. These days it is no longer necessary to create a NetworkManagerDispatcher initscript; you just need to put the shell script you want NetworkManagerDispatcher to execute into the directory /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/ and NetworkManager will take care of everything.
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