Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445794
clock applet doesn't let me change timezone
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:18:43 EDT
So I came to LGM in Poland, right-clicked on the clock applet to fix time. I
found a new simple dialog to set time. So I adjusted the time and thought I'm done.
Well, that's stupid. Instead of changing my timezone to Central European I had
set my clock to 6 hours in the future, EST.
Had to through the menus to bring up the old time capplet and fix the timezone
I know intlclock fixes everything, but the current dialog is really stupid.
The timezone changing is done on the main popup. You should get a "Set" button
when you hover over a location. If not, maybe your PolicyKit policy doesn't
allow you to set the timezone.
Check in System > Preferences > System > Authorizations
Navigate to org.gnome.clockapplet.mechanism, Change System Timezone
Under "Implicit Authorizations", you should have
Active Console: Authentication (keep indefinitely)
If not, click on edit to fix it.
And yes, you are right that the "Time Settings" dialog needs some love
a) it should support NTP, and recommend people use it
b) it should give a hint that timezones can be set on the main popup
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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(In reply to comment #1)
> The timezone changing is done on the main popup. You should get a "Set" button
> when you hover over a location. If not, maybe your PolicyKit policy doesn't
> allow you to set the timezone.
> Check in System > Preferences > System > Authorizations
> Navigate to org.gnome.clockapplet.mechanism, Change System Timezone
> Under "Implicit Authorizations", you should have
> Active Console: Authentication (keep indefinitely)
> If not, click on edit to fix it.
Thanks, it worked great.
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