[Cbsupport] re GUI Clock changes for Newbies

scott at roadtech.com.au scott at roadtech.com.au
Thu Oct 30 04:57:02 UTC 2003

cbsupport-admin at lists.linux.org.au wrote on 30/10/2003 01:24:41 AM:

> Grant wrote
> > No command lines needed
> Not required debian should change for daylight savings automatically.
> On all computerbank shipped systems anyway.
> If you install your own system then that's different ;)
> Well thats funny I had to change the time on it from the 
> Computerbank system before any way as it was wrong

Hi Avery,
This will change the time, but not fix your underlying problem.
To change the timezone so dst changes automatically, in Debian from a 
command line, type tzselect (or tzconfig or tzsetup), and select the 
appropriate options. you must be logged in as root.
I am sorry, but I don't know enough about kde to know if/where the gui 
option would be.

> There seems to be a gap for Newbies information and getting thing just 
> A lot of Techies don't use or know about GUI and I am trying right 
> or wrong  to fill a void
>  almost every Linux User admits that Command lines even if you are 
> familar with DOS take years to learn

I remember when I first started using Linux, the command line was not 
easy, however with experience it does get easier. As I mentioned earlier I 
do not know GUI as I don't often use it, my main interaction with Linux is 
connecting over the internet with SSH for command line stuff (It beats ANY 
windows remote administration as I can do things 5 times quicker!)

> What if you just want to use things now and get things done?
> There is always another option to doing things and I think the 
> programers who make this GUI stuff would love to know people are using 
> I also said how you can change the look and feel of the clock
> Its just an alternative.
There are many alternative applications/options in Linux, Thats why it is 
such a great OS, OHH the choices!

> The rule I was given is there is no support if you put Windows on 
> not another Debian
> At least I stayed with debian its not that different
> I now have a boot floppy and Knoppix to try and solve any more  problems
> It ment that I didn't have to take in the box to CBV and tie them up
> and I didn't have to lug it in 2 hours on the train and then back again
> I found a way that I could be more self sufficient and I can learn 
> from my mistakes
Thats the way I learnt, at one stage with no help I must have installed 
Linux 5 times in 2 weeks, as I kept breaking things (Well, I thought they 
were broken)

> There is more than one way to skin a cat there is several ways to 
> patternmake a garment There are many ways to sew it
> So therefore there are many ways to use your Computer to get things done
> until I or others learn more on Command lines it may be useful to 
> know where th GUI programs are and how to use them
> There are so many Graphical  User Interface GUI programs on the Box 
> CBV distro or Knoppix it seems a shame not to use them
> Or to know that they are there.
> Otherwise why are putting them on?
> As a friend of mine on Luv has just this minute emailed me its the 
> GUI's that will get the general Public using Linux and
> he thought that in the last few years that Linux GUI are getting 
> better than Microsoft which he has to use at work
The GUI is not the only problem with Linux vs Microsoft, its compatibility 
but the OSS programmers are getting close though.

> so I will continue to  post GUI's to help Newbies or other crossing 
> over from Microsoft someone might find it doing a google search
> I am sure it will help someone


> Avery
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