Timezone

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Timezone

At this time, there is no preferences application to set the timezone of your Openmoko device.

For now, either open the terminal application or log in to your Openmoko over the USB networking connection and change the timezone via commandline commands.

To change the timezone on your Freerunner you have to

opkg install tzdata

and then install one of these

tzdata-africa
tzdata-americas
tzdata-antarctica
tzdata-arctic
tzdata-asia 
tzdata-atlantic
tzdata-australia
tzdata-europe
tzdata-misc
tzdata-pacific
tzdata-posix  
tzdata-right

after that, you should create a symlink named /etc/localtime which points to the appropriate file in /usr/share/zoneinfo. For example, if you're on the East Coast of the U.S., the following command will link the correct zoneinfo file to your /etc/localtime, giving you the correct time:

ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York /etc/localtime

for Germany for example it is TZ="Europe/Berlin" for France TZ="Europe/Paris" and so on

Alternatively, you can take the more invasive approach and change the TZ="UTC" in your /etc/profile to the timezone you want.

Once the timezone is set, restart of your x-server with

/etc/init.d/xserver-nodm restart

you should now have the right timezone.

In the future, expect the time zone to be set automatically by the telephone stack once connected to the network.

See also Date for setting the date and time.

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Timezone

At this time, there is no preferences application to set the timezone of your Openmoko device.

For now, either open the terminal application or log in to your Openmoko over the USB networking connection and change the timezone via commandline commands.

To change the timezone on your Freerunner you have to

opkg install tzdata

and then install one of these

tzdata-africa
tzdata-americas
tzdata-antarctica
tzdata-arctic
tzdata-asia 
tzdata-atlantic
tzdata-australia
tzdata-europe
tzdata-misc
tzdata-pacific
tzdata-posix  
tzdata-right

after that, you should create a symlink named /etc/localtime which points to the appropriate file in /usr/share/zoneinfo. For example, if you're on the East Coast of the U.S., the following command will link the correct zoneinfo file to your /etc/localtime, giving you the correct time:

ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York /etc/localtime

for Germany for example it is TZ="Europe/Berlin" for France TZ="Europe/Paris" and so on

Alternatively, you can take the more invasive approach and change the TZ="UTC" in your /etc/profile to the timezone you want.

Once the timezone is set, restart of your x-server with

/etc/init.d/xserver-nodm restart

you should now have the right timezone.

In the future, expect the time zone to be set automatically by the telephone stack once connected to the network.

See also Date for setting the date and time.