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You have two options, for both you'll need root access (sudo) to setup. Use sudo to allow a specific user to run /bin/date as root. man sudoers and man sudo to learn more. Use Linux' capability CAP_SYS_TIME to let /bin/date set time without root. man capabilities and man setcap to learn more. Complete guide could be found here: (read the two answers) ...


Ubuntu 15.04 and later uses systemd as the default init system and includes the timedatectl program. Running timedatectl will output: Local time: Tue 2016-02-02 09:47:54 MST Universal time: Tue 2016-02-02 16:47:54 UTC RTC time: Tue 2016-02-02 16:47:54 Time zone: America/Denver (MST, -0700) Network time on: yes NTP synchronized: no ...


sudo hwclock --debug Gives you the unmodified time before spitting out the interpreted (local or UTC) answer.


I seem to have fixed this issue by installing gnome-clocks which might serve as the hook gnome-shell uses to get the location data for the time-zone.


I just added LC_TIME=en_DK.UTF-8 to /etc/default/locale. Works fine on Linux Mint 17.3. 1) open /etc/default/locale in editor. The content of the file should be something like this: LANG="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8" LC_PAPER="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8" LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8" LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.UTF-8" ...

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