Kubuntu 9.04 setting date and time automatically

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Thu Sep 3 11:41:30 UTC 2009

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Eberhard Roloff wrote:
>> Nils Kassube wrote:
>>> Eberhard Roloff wrote:
>>>> also when you use the help feature "What's this", you can
>>>> read that this setting needs root authority. Unfortunately
>>>> the previous KDE 3.5 "Admin-Button" has been removed with KDE 4.
>>> But it asks for the password anyway, so it should work. But I can
>>> confirm that it doesn't work even though I have ntpd installed.
>> Not here. With kde from ppa on Intrepid, I am not asked for
>> a password.
> That explains it - I'm using Jaunty.

Not really, since I now got curious and tried on Intrepid.

Absolutely the same.

1. kedsudo systemsettings
enable the "set date and time" automatically" checkbox and 
(possibly) enter the time server or server-pool of your choice

2. close systemsettings

3. kdesudo systemsettings
The checkbox is still enabled

wait for a day and then

4. check kde-time against ntpdate:
sudo ntpdate ptbtime2.ptb.de

no difference, except a few milliseconds and ntpd is NOT 
running on this machine.;-)


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