3. Setting your Machine's Date
This little tool enables you to set your system's
correct internal date and time.
Figure 5.3. Changing Date and
You can set the date on the
left and the time on the right:
To change the year, click
on the little arrows on each side of the year; same procedure to change
the month. This updates the month view where you can click on the
current day in order to highlight it.
We recommend that you check the time-zone settings for
your geographical location. Click on the button and select the correct place in the tree
Once you've chosen the time zone, a
dialog appears asking you whether your hardware clock is set to
GMT. Answer if only
GNU/Linux is installed on your machine,
To change the time, you can either move
the hour, minute and second hands of the analog clock, or change the
numbers below it.
If you have a permanent
Internet connection and want your system to synchronize its internal
clock with time servers on the Internet, put a check mark in the
Enable Network Time Protocol option and select a
server in the Server pull-down list, preferably one
near you. If you know the name or the IP address of a
local server you can also enter it manually in that field.
When you're finished, click on
to apply your settings or
to close the tool, which will discard your
changes. If you want to return to your previous settings, click on