Time & Language help!

My time zone is set right. I look at yest. And it set to the right time zone. But it said 02:04 am. When it should be about 19:07 PM! I’m not sure what to do. As for my language problem. I’m not sure. Took a look at yest again. But I’m having a ton of spelling error.

Have a look for your self.

I really want this fix! Just not sure how to do it.

So what is your correct time zone supposed to be? And did you have another operating system on this computer before?

It should be 7:39PM! But it saying 2:36am.

I mean what country and timezone are you in? And do you have Windows on that machine also?

GMT -6. I used to have windows 7. But delete the partition.

When you installed, did you set the clock to use UTC (formerly called GMT) or local time? If you have only Linux on that machine, UTC is the right choice. At first the clock may be wrong because Windows uses local time, but once you correct the computer time, it will be ok the next time you boot. The BIOS time will then be actually in UTC so don’t be concerned or try to change that.

You might want to install and start the NTP service to keep your computer clock sychronised.

How do I run NTP?

Install these packages with YaST (search for them): ntp, yast2-ntp-client (and any dependencies YaST picks up, of course). Then you can configure NTP under YaST > Network Services > NTP configuration.

I findly got it fix! I had to go into yest time and date. Trun off UTC. Then go to Change. And change my NTP server to “clook.isc.org”. For some reason the default server is way out of date(at less for me it is). Now I just need to fix my language problem.

UTC is the better choice if you only have Linux on that computer. Otherwise you will have a small glitch twice a year at DST change.

Will, I leave it UTC on if I did not live in the Central part of the USA.

Keeping the computer hardware clock on UTC is a different concept from choosing your timezone to be UTC.

Because UTC is the same worldwide and doesn’t undergo DST changes, it is preferable to keep the computer hardware clock on UTC. Otherwise you have to adjust it twice a year at DST changes. Windows inherited this design mistake from DOS and as a result, it has to correct the hardware clock twice a year when it is booted up after a DST change. You will have to do the correction manually if you don’t run Windows.

Choosing your timezone will simply instruct the software to display the time in your local time. Internally Linux always stores time in UTC and makes a conversion from local time when it reads the hardware clock at boot, and when it saves it back on shutdown.