Changing the date or time - does this happen to anyone else?

  • johne53
Posted: Wed, 10/01/2008 - 16:57
If I decide to change my system clock I get a message telling me I don't have authority to change it. Frustrating, but never mind. Either I switch user, or login as root. Now I can change my calendar settings. But whenever I change any setting, my screen goes totally blank (monitor loses its input). It can remain blank for anywhere between 20 and 80 seconds, making me think that the computer has crashed. If I wait long enough, eventually the desktop comes back up again and I try to make another change. But each time I change something, the same thing keeps happening. Occasionally, I'll see some text (as though a mini re-boot is taking place) but mostly it's just a blank screen. Why should there be so much trouble just from changing the time?

Hi Quentin.

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Sun, 10/19/2008 - 18:03
Hi Quentin. Believe it or not, this afternoon was the first opportunity I got to try this. I quickly realised that 64studio-config is in /usr/sbin/ so I navigated there in a terminal window and tyoed sudo 64studio-config new. This resulted in about 50 packages being downloaded. It didn't actually look as if any of them got installed - but something must have happened because after a re-boot I am now able to set my system clock without the annoying problems. Thanks.

link

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 10/01/2008 - 18:13
Try running 64studio-config new first and reboot, and if that fails, reinstall libne

Thanks for the quick

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Wed, 10/01/2008 - 18:05
Thanks for the quick response, Quentin. I didn't quite understand the reference to that link. Are you saying that I should run 64studio-config new or do I need to reinstall libnet-dbus-perl?

Bug...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 10/01/2008 - 17:16
This happens when you upgrade from 2.0 or before to 2.1 There is a workaround: http://www.mail-archive.com/64studio-devel@64studio.com/msg01746.html Cheers,