Bug 146970 - KDE displays the wrong timezone
Summary: KDE displays the wrong timezone
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-02-03 04:48 UTC by Eli
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-01-11 01:04:30 UTC

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Description Eli 2005-02-03 04:48:30 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041111 Firefox/1.0

Description of problem:
The clock in the task bar shows UTC.  This seems to occur after a
reboot, but I have not fully vetted that.

Adjust Date & Time, shows current timezone as UTC, America/Chicago.
Change to America/Chihuahua, click Apply,
shows current timezone as MST, America/Chihuahua
Change back to America/Chicago, click Apply,
shows current timezone as CST, America/Chicago. (And its little clock
shows the right time, though the clock in the task bar hasn't changed.)
click OK to exit.

The clock in the task bar is still showing UTC.
The above process can be repeated over and over again.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Try to set the timezone for the KDE clock

Actual Results:  The timezone does not change.

Expected Results:  The timezone should change.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Eli 2005-02-05 01:17:12 UTC
There may be a clue as to what is going on here:
# cat /etc/timezone; echo; date
Sat Feb  5 01:09:43 UTC 2005

# hwclock --show
Sat 05 Feb 2005 06:10:41 PM UTC  -0.804128 seconds

My watch says 7:11pm Feb 4, 2005.

[root@pegasus etc]# hwclock --show --localtime
Sat 05 Feb 2005 06:12:21 PM UTC  -0.167392 seconds
[root@pegasus etc]# hwclock --show --utc
Sat 05 Feb 2005 06:12:28 PM UTC  -0.381786 seconds

# ls -l /etc/localtime
ls: /etc/localtime: No such file or directory
# ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Chicago /etc/localtime
# date
Fri Feb  4 19:15:10 CST 2005
# rpm -qf /etc/localtime

So why did /etc/localtime disappear?  And why didn't the system fix that?

Comment 2 Eli 2005-02-05 01:20:09 UTC
After making the /etc/localtime link, I logged out and back in.  The
timezone is now correct.  But why didn't the KDE clock utility fix the

Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 20:32:03 UTC
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!

Comment 4 Eli 2007-01-11 01:04:30 UTC
I haven't had this problem in a long time; and I have upgraded to FC6.  Closing.

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