Ubuntu

clock is not automatically set in live session

Reported by Fabio Marconi on 2012-02-25
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This bug affects 13 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity Control Center
Low
Unassigned
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
unity-control-center (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Hello
Launch a live session, choose a a language outside of the UTC (italian is UTC+1), when the live session will be launched the clock will be set to UTC instead of localized even if the net is working.
expected
A fully localized environenment at startup
probably related to bug 940908
ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.3.90-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-17.27-generic 3.2.6
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.93-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.304
Date: Sat Feb 25 12:42:07 2012
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120225)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=it_IT.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
usr_lib_gnome-control-center:
 activity-log-manager-control-center 0.9.2-0ubuntu2
 deja-dup 21.90-0ubuntu1
 gnome-bluetooth 3.2.2-0ubuntu2
 indicator-datetime 0.3.90-0ubuntu1

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/940919

tags: added: iso-testing
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paolo Rotolo (paolorotolo) wrote :

Hi,
I can confirm this bug on the daily build '20120313'.

Regards,
Paolo

summary: - clock is not automatically localized in live session
+ Time zone is not properly set in live session

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu localized ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
@results

tags: added: localized-iso
summary: - Time zone is not properly set in live session
+ clock is not properly set in live session
summary: - clock is not properly set in live session
+ clock is not automatically set in live session
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu localized ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://localized-iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs//940919

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Actually, there is no pre-defined location depending on the language selection on the live session (Location is blank in the Time & Date settings)
A solution would be to geolocate the user to set the timezone like Ubiquity does.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Reassigning to datetime since that's what provides the control center datetime panel but that might be the wrong component, it's the liveCD probably which should set correctly its environment, though the panel could be smarter about displaying a non empty location

affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu) → indicator-datetime (Ubuntu)
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

I think the reporter means that selecting a language like Italian should also change the time zone to UTC+1. As far as I know, this was never implemented in the system, so this is a feature request. And it affects Ubiquity, not indicator-datetime.

Changed in indicator-datetime:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

We "could" try to geolocate from ubiquity when in greeter mode but that's the only way I see us doing something like that.
We already are missing a Language => Default country mapping database so doing Language => timezone would be even more problematic and almost consistently wrong.

Attempting a call to the geolocation API as a Network Manager hook or something similar might work, doing it in ubiquity wouldn't work for users choosing to start the live session directly without going through the greeter.

One problem I see here is code duplication as we're currently quite carefully calling tzsetup that does all the for us and avoid having a duplicate copy of the logic from d-i. Having that call earlier in ubiquity or in a NM hook means duplicating the code and ending up having to maintain it at both places.

Anyway, marking as wishlist.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
affects: casper → casper (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: casper (Ubuntu)

Hello, I have tested Edubuntu amd64 20121211 (md5sum:- 55c0d1196032c280c018f75c22dc5c5d *raring-dvd-amd64.iso), on live usb persistent.

This bug is confirmed!

Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

Since the datetime panel has moved from indicator-datetime to unity-control-center, I'm reassigning this Affects there based on Sebastien's logic in comment #8, though I agree with him that this is more an issue with the liveCD's environment than it is control-center or indicator-datetime...

affects: indicator-datetime → unity-control-center
affects: indicator-datetime (Ubuntu) → unity-control-center (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue can't really be resolved from the settings ui, closing that component

Changed in unity-control-center:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in unity-control-center:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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