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Author Topic: Setting Time, Unlocking Desktop  (Read 389 times)
davec51
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« on: March 22, 2015, 12:25:54 pm »

I just yesterday came back to Vector with the VLocity (64-bit) version. It looks good, but somehow I can't change the time, which seems to be set at Greenwich time. I tried "hwclock --utc" from the cli, but nothing happened on my desktop.
Also, how do I unlock the desktop so I can move the icons around?
Sorry if these questions have obvious answers, but I haven't found them yet.
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roarde
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 01:37:23 pm »

See if there's anything in Menu > System > vasm/vasmcc that handles this. I never ran this particular version of VL (I'm assuming 7.0[.1] 64-bit), so I don't know.

If that doesn't pan out,
Code:
/sbin/hwclock -u -s

If that fixes it, save the info for next boot:
Code:
printf  '# Hardware clock is set to:\n\n%s\n' UTC >/etc/hardwareclock
 
If the above leaves you with just what you have now,
Code:
/sbin/hwclock --localtime -s
printf'# Hardware clock is set to:\n\n%s\n' localtime >/etc/hardwareclock

One or the other should do it. The system time will be properly saved to hardware clock on shutdown and reloaded at next boot.

Wish I had something to offer on rearranging the desktop. Does right-clicking on the background help?
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Robert
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davec51
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2015, 05:03:03 pm »

Thanks. I can't find anything in the menus that allows time change, but your fix solved my problem. I cleared my desktop of all icons, so moving icons isn't an issue now.
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wigums
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2015, 08:53:01 am »

you can also use ntpdate, ntpd, or the command timeconfig
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