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OpenSuSE 11.1 Quick Start Guide
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6.2 Changing the Country and Time Settings

Using the YaST date and time module, adjust your system date, clock and time zone information to the area you are working in. First, select a general region, such as Europe, for example. Choose an appropriate time zone that matches the one you are working in, for example, Germany.

Depending on which operating systems run on your workstation, adjust the hardware clock settings, accordingly:

  • If you run another operating system on your machine, such as Microsoft Windows*, it is likely your system does not use UTC, but local time. In this case, uncheck Hardware Clock Set To UTC.

  • If you only run Linux on your machine, set the hardware clock to UTC and have the switch form standard time to daylight saving time performed automatically.

You can change the date and time manually or opt for synchronizing your machine against an NTP server, either permanently or just for adjusting your hardware clock. If you want to set date and time manually, proceed as follows:

Figure 6-2 Setting Country and Time

  1. Click Change to set date and time.

  2. Select Manually and enter date and time values.

  3. Confirm with Accept.

If you want to make use of an NTP server:

Figure 6-3 Setting Date and Time With NTP Server

  1. Click Change to set date and time.

  2. Select Synchronize with NTP Server.

  3. Enter the address of an NTP server, if not prefilled.

  4. Press Synchronize Now, to get your system time set correctly. If you want to make use of NTP permanently, enable Save NTP Configuration.

  5. Confirm with Accept.

With the Configure button, you can also open the advanced NTP configuration. For details, see Section 24.1, Configuring an NTP Client with YaST, (↑ Reference ).

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