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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:

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