Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447225
Time set fails
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:19:18 EDT
Description of problem: When right clicking on the clock in Gnome and selecting
adjust date & time, adjustment and authentication fails with no
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): clock version is
126.96.36.199, /usr/libexec/clock-applet is version 0 (according to
/usr/libexec/clock-applet --version = GNOME ClockApplet 0)
How reproducible: If clock time is inaccurate, right click on the clock in Gnome
and select Adjust Data & Time, when the time has been modified clicking on Set
System Time will produce a prompt for the root password, entry of the password
(correctly) will fail to commit the changes to the time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right click on the date/time portion of the Gnome Panel
2. Select Adjust Date/Time
3. Modify the time and then click on Set System Time
Actual results: Repeated prompt for root password, which, when entered just
brings the dialog to enter the password again up. This happens 3 times and then
returned to the Time Settings Window
Expected results: Modification of system time
Additional info: This occurs whether or not NTP is selected. The workaround is
to disable NTP, Go to System -> Administration -> Date & Time and adjust the
time through this menu. Once successful, re-enable NTP and everything appears to
work as expected. Throughout the whole scenario no messages/errors are displayed
and nothing is logged to /var/log/messages. This behaviour was also experienced
by f_newton and workaround was successful for him as well.
This happens with Fedora 10 too.
Sorry, my mistake.
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