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Joined: Jun 14, 2008
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Posted Jun 14, 2008 at 11:29:51 PM
Subject: Clock
Hi. I usually use Windows, but a friend of mine tell me about Linux and I decided to try it. I install a Sabayon distribution and now I have a small problem. I can't configure the clock. I change the timezone, but nothing. Help me please... PS: Sorry my english, but is the best that I can do.
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Khabi
Joined Apr 21, 2008
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Posted: Jun 16, 2008 7:18:39 PM
Subject: Clock
well, since Sabayon is a gentoo fork I'm assuming this will work. Open your console and find your correct timezone file. It should be in /usr/share/zoneinfo. In my case its this file '/usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Phoenix'. Then just copy that file to /etc/localtime cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Phoenix /usr/share/zoneinfo That should be all it takes to change it.
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Johannes Truschnigg

Joined Jun 15, 2008
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Posted: Jun 17, 2008 6:10:38 PM
Subject: Clock
You're actually supposed to symlink that file, because zonedata may change. ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Vienna /etc/localtime would do that for Vienna in Europe, for example. [Modified by: Johannes Truschnigg on June 17, 2008 07:12 PM]

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