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

Laura Conrad lconrad at laymusic.org
Sat Nov 14 03:38:28 UTC 2009

>>>>> "Michael" == Michael T Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> writes:
    Michael> Have you restarted mythbackend since changing the time zone?  Also,
    Michael> depending on your distro's startup/scripts, you may need to restart
    Michael> (reboot) the system for the changes to be "finished."
    >> I've rebooted several times.

    Michael> Then check your (text file called) /etc/timezone file


    Michael> (and--though it should not be used on a *buntu system,
    Michael> /etc/sysconfig/clock file). 

/etc/sysconfig/clock: No such file or directory

    Michael> If you don't have an /etc/timezone file or an
    Michael> /etc/sysconfig/clock file, Myth should be identifying the
    Michael> time zone based on /etc/localtime.

This is gibberish.  Is that a problem?

    Michael> What instructions did you follow for changing your time
    Michael> zone settings on your system?

I think I did:

  dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

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