Fedora-17 Irritations

Peter Hillier-Brook phb at hbsys.plus.com
Sun Apr 22 17:07:53 UTC 2012

On 22/04/12 02:09, Samuel Sieb wrote:
> Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
>> Exactly the problem! I'm not French and I want English measurements to
>> be the
>> default for United Kingdom locale settings.
> It looks like there isn't a gui for it any more, but see this URL for
> how to change it:
> http://ccollins.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/how-to-change-date-formats-on-ubuntu/
> You want to change the 1 in the following section to a 2.
> measurement 1

I've done that to no obvious effect. Before you ask, I did reboot after 
the change so I'm stumped again (although I must be in the correct 
area). A little more poking around in the locale file to see if there is 
another parameter to change. ;-)
>> I'm not sure to what you refer in "changing the default paper size". I
>> can't
>> find a location in which to set that parameter. It certainly isn't in
>> "Printers"
>> from the "Applications" menu.
> You want the "Printing" application which is actually
> "system-config-printer".

That's fixed now. I found an HP Device Manager in the Applications menu 
and effected the change.

Many thanks for your help.

Peter HB

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