Clock time zone

Phil phil_lor at
Thu Jun 13 23:53:20 UTC 2013

On 14/06/13 09:37, Thomas Tanghus wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 June 2013 23:33 Phil wrote:
>> On 12/06/13 14:11, Jim MacLeod wrote:
>>> On Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:43:40 +0000
>>> Phil <phil_lor at> wrote:
>>>> Thank you for reading this.
>>>> Since a recent set of updates the time displayed is UTC time even though
>>>> the KDE time zone settings are still set as they previously were.
>>>> /etc/timezone and /etc/localtime still show the correct time zone, yet
>>>> "date" displays UTC time.
>>>> phil at Asus:~$ date
>>>> Wed Jun 12 10:35:58 UTC 2013
>>>> As I said, this has only occurred during the past couple of days after a
>>>> batch of updates were received. Is this a known problem?
>>>> --
>>> If you run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata" and select your timezone it
>>> should remain after a reboot.
>> Thanks Jim and TuxMario,
>> The above command already showed the correct time zone and after
>> clicking "OK" the correct local time was displayed. However, once the
>> system automatically checked the time via the time server the displayed
>> time once again reverted back to UTC.
>> So, the time server is setting the system to UTC. I noticed this effect,
>> before I posted my question, if I manually set the time. I initially
>> though the time server was at fault, due to a public holiday here, but
>> this is very unlikely.
> The Kubuntu devs have made a post about this:

Thanks Thomas, it's reassuring to know that this is a known problem.


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