Wouter Stomp wouterstomp at
Thu Jul 14 09:00:12 CDT 2005

On 7/14/05, Wouter Stomp <wouterstomp at> wrote:
> On 7/14/05, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:
> > > - And also the installer does not ask you ( I am not sure about this
> > > please correct me ) for the time server you want to use or if I want to
> > > use NTP at all, this is because it takes some time to startup Ubuntu (
> > > pour network connection, no network etc... )
> >
> > It definitely shouldn't ask (again, imagine a new user, "what's a time
> > server?"), but we should time out more quickly here.
> >
> When is it done at all when booting? I don't expect my computer's time
> to be very wrong every time it has been turned off and on... It could
> also be done later after booting (just like checking for updates). And
> what's even more confusing is that gnome says synchronisation is off,
> even when the clock is synchronised evey time you boot the computer.
> And then when you enable it in gnome, you have to install two more
> packages (to do something that is already being done)... that is just
> crazy and very confusing for end-users. Wouldn't it be better to leave
> it all up to gnome (enable it in gnome by default), perhaps only leave
> it in the boot process for the server install?
> Wouter.

I meant why instead of when ;-)

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