[arch-general] time setting problem after installing.

Damjan Georgievski gdamjan at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 20:38:47 UTC 2016

On 3 July 2016 at 22:27, matthew dyer via arch-general
<arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just installed arch into a vertual machine dfor now as I do not have a
> bare boons system to install to at the moment.  Any way  I have a problem
> whare  my system thinks I am in lundon uk and not in the us.  I have tried
> running NTPD-QG but I am told that the command not found.  I want the clock
> to show the correct local time and not have it showing  4 hours ahead of it
> self.  Any ideas on how to fix this.  I want to show it in .profile, but it
> just creates a new file instead of using the exhisting file.  How can I
> change my time to the corect local time?  Thanks.

I didn't understand half of what you said, but:

a) to set the system wide timezone  use the command:
timedatectl set-timezone Europe/London

b) to enable a ntp client you can use systemd-timedate, enable it with:
timedatectl set-ntp yes


More information about the arch-general mailing list