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[Bug 696115] Re: Timezone should not require superuser on laptop


Everybody shouldn't be allowed to set the system timezone by default, as
it affects all users on the system. If you don't have administrator
rights on your laptop, you can ask the administrator to grant you the
rights for the org.gnome.clock.mechanism.settimezone PolicyKit action,
but this decision can't be made by Ubuntu.

Note that if you travel a lot, you may find convenient to define
locations in the preferences of the panel's clock. This way, you can see
the time in all the places you're interested in. Maybe the clock should
support showing the time according to a location without changing the
system timezone, but that would be another bug.

** Changed in: gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Invalid

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  Timezone should not require superuser on laptop

Status in “gnome-system-tools” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: gnome-system-tools

When you carry a laptop from one timezone to another, it's nice to be able to set the time correctly, even if you don't have administrative rights on the laptop.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome-system-tools 2.32.0-0ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Dec 31 18:30:08 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gnome-system-tools