Time & Date Setting Error

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Hi mates,

I downloaded and installed Linux Mint 9.0 XFCE.

While changing the time and date in "Time and Date Settings," I clicked on the "hour" arrow, I got an error message that read:


The configuration could not be saved.

An unknown error occurred.

Please advice as to what should I do, in order to sort out this error.

Thanks in advance.

Answered By 0 points N/A #83883

Time & Date Setting Error


There are several ways to set time and date in Linux.

If you are not able do it in graphical interface try using a command.

There are different commands in Linux to set time and date.

I will explain all and you can choose one for your choice.

Use this to change your time and date

date –set="STRING"

for example

  • # date –set="2 OCT 2006 18:00:00"

Ifyou don’t like it in this way you can choose this as well

  • # date +%Y%m%d -s "20081128"

You can also choose this if want to change the time

  • # date +%T -s "10:13:13"

These are several commands to display time and date in different format.

You can choose of your choice.

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