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robitaille at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 00:14:28 CST 2005
> > Also, there's no way to set the timezone before the session starts, (not
> > that I necessarily want more user interaction during startup, but that
> > seems important for things like the clock applet, which have to be
> > reloaded after a timezone configuration).
> I am curious as to why this seems to be so noticeable in the Hoary live CD;
> I've received a lot of comments about it. As far as I know, no live CD
> attempts to set the time zone properly, because this can't be done without
> asking the user.
I guess I did complain a long time ago, but I wouldn't characterize it
as anything but a very minor issue.
I have compared tonight Knoppix (a rather old version 3.3) to Hoary
(preview version). My machine dual boot with Windows 98, so the BIOS
time is set to local time. When I first booted, BIOS indicated 9:41pm
(my timezone is PST). I loaded Knoppix, and it came up with a clock
indicating 9:45pm. It's timezone was set as "local timezone". Then I
rebooted in the Live CD Hoary, and it came up with 5:51am, time zone
> Should we remove the clock by default, as it's only a distraction by
> displaying the wrong time in most parts of the world?
I guess it depends if a majority of users have the wrong time or the
right time. But I suspect you will get more people wondering if there
is no clock. A clock seems to be one of these standard piece found in
nearly every windows managers for the last 20+ years.
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