• [SOLVED] My system clock is 5 hours too fast - New Install


    Re: My system time is off and I can't fix it!

    I’m new to Antergos. I’m running Xfce. The command below does not correct my computer time. I live in America’s central time zone UTC -6:00 and it’s daylight savings time. So my clock is 5 hours too far ahead. It says it’s 11:22 PM and it’s only 6:22 PM here.

    The following command taken from an older thread in this forum does not fix it.

    timedatectl set-ntp true
    

    Here’s some more info:

    $ timedatectl status
          Local time: Sat 2017-04-01 23:29:41 UTC
      Universal time: Sat 2017-04-01 23:29:41 UTC
            RTC time: Sat 2017-04-01 23:29:41
           Time zone: UTC (UTC, +0000)
     Network time on: yes
    NTP synchronized: yes
     RTC in local TZ: no
    
    

    Update: I fixed this problem by going here: https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=System_Time_Setting

    Here are the exact steps I executed:

    timedatectl status
    

    (no sudo required here) All that did was show me my clock was wrong! Next:

    sudo pacman -S ntp
    sudo timedatectl set-ntp true
    

    Then I had to find out what my time zone is actually called with this command:

    timedatectl list-timezones
    

    (no sudo required here) Which in my case was America/Chicago. In your case you will have to see the output of the above command to know the acceptable name of the time zone you live in.

    Next I did this to correct my computer time:

    sudo timedatectl set-timezone America/Chicago
    

    Again, replace “America/Chicago” with the name of your particular timezone.

    Now to check the system “took” the time, I used this command (no sudo required) and got this output:

    $ timedatectl status
          Local time: Sat 2017-04-01 18:43:53 CDT
      Universal time: Sat 2017-04-01 23:43:53 UTC
            RTC time: Sat 2017-04-01 23:43:53
           Time zone: America/Chicago (CDT, -0500)
     Network time on: yes
    NTP synchronized: yes
     RTC in local TZ: no
    

    Which shows that my time was set correctly, even if on my panel it still said the wrong time. To correct, I close everything and did a reboot. When I came to my login screen, I was presented with the correct time. At last!

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