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Re: [opensuse] Wrong time zone
On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 05:09:24PM +0200, Lars Müller wrote:
On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 04:42:03PM +0200, Dr. Werner Fink wrote:
On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 10:30:50AM -0400, James Knott wrote:
Dr. Werner Fink wrote:
Hmmm ... what is wrong with using TZ or even reconfiguring
/etc/localtime? The problem is that the system clock of
the Linux kernel is in UTC which requires to run mkinitrd
with the domain approach.

My point is that with Linux, you have to adjust the time zone if you
travel the country and want the computer to show local time. With
Windows, it happens automagically. As I pointed out, it's also a
disadvantage if you log into a domain in another time zone. Having
file times in UTC is always an advantage.

You may fill out a feature request for the next openSUSE to be
able to modify the /etc/localtime link accordingly to the
current network domain. That would be a win (IMHO), wouldn't it?

Why? With both major desktop environments it's possible set additional
time zones. For lxde it looks like the use of gnome-time-admin is the
suggested solution.

Ok, I must admit I've not tested this with Gnome 3. But this worked
with Gnome 2 on openSUSE 11.4.

With KDE as of openSUSE 12.1 this is to achieve via a right mouse click
to the clock -> timezones -> add ticks as you need.

This is not system wide and only for Gnome/KDE users and does not touch
any already running programs.

Werner

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