[mythtv-users] How to tell mythtv to change the time zone

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Nov 13 16:52:05 UTC 2009

On 11/13/2009 11:48 AM, Laura Conrad wrote:
> I must have clicked the wrong spot on the map and not noticed it when
> I did a fresh install of mythbuntu 9.10 a couple of weeks ago.
> Anyway, it thought I was in eastern Africa somewhere.
> I googled and got the way to tell ubuntu to change the time zone, and
> the system is nowdisplaying the correct US eastern time zone times.
> However, mythtv is still in eastern Africa.  Needless to say, it's a
> nuisance trying to find the shows I want to record since they're at 3
> AM the next day, instead of 8 or 10 PM tonight.
> Is there a good way to tell mythtv to change this?  Reinstalling
> wouldn't be tragic (I haven't actually gotten a usable recording yet),
> but would be a nuisance.

Have you restarted mythbackend since changing the time zone?  Also, 
depending on your distro's startup/scripts, you may need to restart 
(reboot) the system for the changes to be "finished."

Easiest way to make sure the time zone is changed everywhere in the 
system is to reboot.


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