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Setting the time from a GUI

asked 2018-06-29 13:54:00 -0500

sideburns gravatar image

I'm travelling to a different timezone, but the only GUI program I have is system-config-date. That turns off setting the time over the network because it only understands ntp, which isn't used any more. Suggestions?

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what DE are you running, each one has a specific method for clock adjustment.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-06-29 14:37:51 -0500 )edit

Xfce, which does not have a GUI method for that. (I've checked.)

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-06-29 17:35:40 -0500 )edit

What do you mean ntp isn't used any more?

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-06-29 23:45:21 -0500 )edit

Probably that Fedora uses chrony by default. However, you can still use ntp.

And it has to be GUI?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-06-29 23:50:17 -0500 )edit

Chrony as well as systemd-timesyncd both implements ntp.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-06-30 00:01:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-06-30 12:59:26 -0500

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updated 2018-06-30 13:17:15 -0500

system-config-date-1.10.9-2.1.noarch from Rpm Sphere seems to work with both ntpd and chrony. Use at your own risk as it is not an official approved fedora package.

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Thanx, but I'm not interested in building from source. I'm looking for something that a novice (such as my sister) can install with minimal instructions. Still +1 Good Try.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-06-30 13:23:49 -0500 )edit

You'll find the installable rpm


as well as source rpm

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-06-30 23:43:35 -0500 )edit

Thank you, although a link would have been appreciated. As long as it works with chrony, my friends who won't use a CLI will be happy.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-07-01 00:02:39 -0500 )edit

I just tried using it. It wouldn't accept changes unless I either gave it an ntp server or disabled ntp. Not sure if the latter's safe.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-07-01 00:05:53 -0500 )edit

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