[lug] Why can't I set my date
svqueen at gmail.com
Thu May 14 13:09:39 MDT 2015
sudo date -s '+next month'
On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 1:01 PM, Michael Hirsch <mdhirsch at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm testing some calendar sensitive stuff, so I'm trying set my Ubuntu
> desktop to be in the future. Though I've set my clock hundreds of
> times in the past, it isn't working any more.
> I've tried the commandline:
> sudo date -s "01 Sep 2015 12:53:00"
> sudo date -s 'next month'
> and a few dozen variations on this. Date prints out the date I
> requestion, but the clock is actually unchanged:
> 595] $>sudo date -s 'next month'
> Sun Jun 14 12:58:35 MDT 2015
>  $>date
> Thu May 14 12:58:38 MDT 2015
>  $>
> I've also tried to use systemsettings (the KDE admin GUI) and it
> behaves similarly. I set the date and press "Apply". The gui seems
> to have a different date, but it refreshes in a few seconds with my
> original date and time.
> WTF? This used to be easy.
> Oh, I was running ntpd but I turned it off.
> Any ideas?
> Cluelessly yours,
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