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[Bug 696115] Re: Timezone should not require superuser on laptop
We can't change PolicyKit permissions depending on whether the system is
a laptop or not. So we'd have to make the change for all systems, which
is not necessarily what people expect. And even laptops can be used e.g.
in kiosks or schools, where you don't want people to play with system
I think the whole point will become obsolete anyway when GNOME 3
introduces automatic detection of location based on network. See
http://live.gnome.org/Design/SystemSettings/DateAndTime for a rough
mockup, which is partly implemented upstream.
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Timezone should not require superuser on laptop
Status in “gnome-system-tools” package in Ubuntu:
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.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome-system-tools 2.32.0-0ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-24.42-generic 184.108.40.206
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-24-generic x86_64
Date: Fri Dec 31 18:30:08 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)