How to fix the incorrect time in Linux Mint Debian Edition.

Posted: July 16, 2014. At: 9:15 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 7528
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The time in Linux Mint Debian Edition can be wrong compared to your Windows installation; this is easily fixed though.

Open the /etc/adjtime file in VIM.

vim /etc/adjtime

Then change the last line from UTC to LOCAL as shown below.

deusexmachina ~ # cat /etc/adjtime
0.014261 1405441104 0.000000
1405441104
LOCAL

Then save the file and the changes will be ready to be applied immediately.

Run the hwclock command as root to set the proper time.

deusexmachina ~ # hwclock -s

And use the date command to see the new time setting.

deusexmachina ~ # date
Wednesday 16 July  21:11:21 EST 2014

That is how easy it is to fix the time in LMDE. And you do not need a re-boot either.

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