[arch-general] time setting problem after installing.

Kenneth B. Jensen kennethjensenb at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 20:56:48 UTC 2016

On 07/03/2016 03:50 PM, matthew dyer via arch-general wrote:
> Kennoth, I am on a mac using easteron.  I am the us ohio. NewYork
> would be the closest time zone .  I think it is a matter of changing
> it to use america/new_York if that makes sence.
> Matthew
> On 07/03/16 22:39, Kenneth B. Jensen via arch-general wrote:
>> On 07/03/2016 03:27 PM, matthew dyer via arch-general 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.
>>> Matthew
>> Hi Matthew,
>>      Did you set the timezone correctly? If so, is your virtual machine
>> using your machine's time as UTC? If it is, then make sure that you set
>> your timezone as UTC.
There are named timezones in the /usr/share/zoneinfo/US directory; try
ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Eastern /etc/localtime then check the date.
If this does not work, try replacing US/Eastern with UTC.

Kenneth Jensen

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