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#1 2018-08-28 20:42:52

Linpassion
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Registered: 2018-06-27
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xfce4 and time setting

I see that xfce don't has a section to set date and time, I must do by term..very noise

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#2 2018-08-28 20:54:10

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
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Re: xfce4 and time setting

What distro and version are you running Xfce on?


MX-17 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.12.
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#3 2018-08-28 23:55:42

alcornoqui
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Registered: 2014-07-28
Posts: 309

Re: xfce4 and time setting

I have time-admin (part of the package gnome-system-tools), and the correspònding item in the settings window. It's a nice GUI:

https://help.gnome.org/users/time-admin … admin.html

I'm using Xubuntu 16.04.5. It came installed by default, as it depends on the xubuntu-desktop metapackage.

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#4 2018-08-29 00:52:34

mint4all
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Registered: 2018-08-21
Posts: 55

Re: xfce4 and time setting

Linpassion wrote:

I see that xfce don't has a section to set date and time, I must do by term..very noise

Geetings!

Afaict, Xfce 4.12 comes with a built-in gui to update the system's "Time and Date" setting. There are 2 ways to access this popup window:

- Whisker Menu > System Category > left-click the "Time and Date" option; or
- Xfce Menu > System Category > left-click the "Time and Date" option.

Note: On Mint's Xfce-spin (18.* and 19) the "All Settings" manager does not show the foregoing option. Moreover, Xfce's popup window differs somewhat from Gnome's -- it has an "unlock" button (prompting you for the root password) not present on Gnome's, but doesn't display a time-server selection list like Gnome's popup.

Hope this helps. Cheers, M4A


Linux Mint 18.3-xfce & Linux Mint 19-xfce  -- Dell Precision T1500 Desktops -- Toshiba Satellite Laptop -- Family & Community Support re. Linux

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#5 2018-08-29 13:11:16

Linpassion
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Re: xfce4 and time setting

I'm using Slackware 14.2 by XFCE 4.12

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#6 2018-08-29 15:31:52

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
Posts: 637

Re: xfce4 and time setting

@mint4all: are you sure that is not a Mint app instead? I don't see any such item anywhere in Xfce 4.12.

We have a gui app for this called "Time Settings" and I believe that Gnome has a Date and Time one as well.


MX-17 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.12.
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#7 2018-08-29 18:52:55

alcornoqui
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Registered: 2014-07-28
Posts: 309

Re: xfce4 and time setting

Linpassion wrote:

I'm using Slackware 14.2 by XFCE 4.12

I haven't used Slackware, but I made some searches and I can't find a GUI.

I saw mentions of tzdata, tzselect and timeconfig on the terminal, do you use any of those?

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#8 2018-08-30 00:47:25

mint4all
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Registered: 2018-08-21
Posts: 55

Re: xfce4 and time setting

Prompted by your replies, i did some additional research. On my Mint systems, LM18.3 & LM19, i found the "Time and Date" settings GUI in the menus. In a terminal, however, the equivalent command to execute is "time-admin" which ends up displaying the afore mentioned gui. It even has its own man-page.

Much to my surprise, though, this command's man-page states that this command is part-and-parcel of the "Gnome system tools". Then when i searched in synaptic on Mint 18.3, i found both an entry for the "gnome-time-admin" and "gnome-system-tools" packages, and i also found an apt-cache policy for both. The troubling observation i made was that the installed gui looks different (possibly back-leveled?) from what synaptic lists, and what the gui's help button displays (the look of the gnome-version).

However, the same search on Mint 19 shows no such packages in synaptic, and there's no apt-cache policy either even though Mint 19 has those same menu entries, and both the menu-entry and the command are functional and display that non-gnome gui.

Upshot: those of you who need this gui-app, simply install "gnome-system-tools" which bundles a few other, helpful tools as well, and i quote ...

Its main advantages are:
 * Full integration with the new GNOME Control Center.
 * An user-friendly interface to carry out the main administration tasks.
 * The use of a common user interface in every system.
 * A common structure that makes easy the development of new system tools.
Nowadays there are tools for managing:
 - Users and groups
 - Date and time
 - Network options
 - Services
 - Shares (NFS and Samba)

Linux Mint 18.3-xfce & Linux Mint 19-xfce  -- Dell Precision T1500 Desktops -- Toshiba Satellite Laptop -- Family & Community Support re. Linux

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