KDE clock settings

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Wed Sep 2 22:42:54 UTC 2009

Sharpe, Sam J wrote:
> 2009/9/2 Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko at greshko.com>:
>> Bill Davidsen wrote:
>>> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 2009-08-31 at 20:36 -0400, Robert L Cochran wrote:
>>>>> So, when you installed Fedora, did you carefully uncheck that little
>>>>> box that says "System Clock uses UTC"? Windows does not really
>>>>> understand UTC or handle it very well. The solution is to go to the
>>>>> System --> Administration --> Date and Time application, click the
>>>>> Time Zone
>>>>> tab, uncheck the Clock Uses UTC box, click OK, reboot the machine,
>>>>> go into your BIOS and set the hardware clock correctly if need be. That
>>>>> should fix things.
>>>> Anyone know how to accomplish this under KDE? The "Clock uses UTC" box
>>>> doesn't seem to exist in the KDE universe (under System Settings->Date
>>>> and Time.)
>>> The little box is in the install dialog.
>> So, is your solution that a reinstall should be done to fix this
>> problem?  :-)
> Setting "System Clock uses UTC" converts to this in /etc/sysconfig/clock:
> UTC=true
> So the answer is edit /etc/sysconfig/clock as root, change that to
> false, reboot and get on with the rest of your life.
Of course....if you read the thread you'd see that I'd already provided
a solution...  :-) 

I'm not certain who you are directing the "get on with the rest of your
life" comment....but don't you think suggesting that the solution lies
within the installation dialog just a tag bit of overkill?

As for the UTC=true...I have my doubts about that.  While I didn't do
any extensive research, I found that checking the UTC box in the Gnome
clock utility did *not* alter that file to include that phrase...at
least not with my time zone....but maybe that is due to my time zone not
having DST.

The bottom line is that the obvious utility which I looked at, as other
people did too, did not have a check box for that setting and a bugzilla
has been written.

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