In this tutorial, we will show you how to Change TimeZone on Fedora 38. In the world of Linux, Fedora 38 stands tall as a popular and user-friendly distribution. One of the essential aspects of managing your Fedora system is configuring the TimeZone correctly. Whether you’re traveling, relocating, or merely adapting to different time zones, knowing how to change the TimeZone using the Command Line Interface (CLI) is a valuable skill.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step Change TimeZone on a Fedora 38.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 38.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- A stable internet connection is crucial as we’ll be downloading and installing various packages and dependencies from remote repositories.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Change TimeZone on Fedora 38
Step 1. Before we can change TimeZone on Fedora 38, it’s important to ensure that our system is up-to-date with the latest packages. This will ensure that we have access to the latest features and bug fixes and that we can change TimeZone without any issues:
sudo dnf update
Step 2. Checking Current TimeZone.
Our first task is to understand your system’s current TimeZone. This knowledge will serve as a reference point for any changes you make. Open your terminal and enter the following command:
This command will display an array of information, including the current TimeZone, time, and date settings.
Step 3. List Available TimeZones.
Fedora 38 provides access to a plethora of TimeZones to cater to diverse needs. To view the available TimeZones, utilize the
timedatectl command with the
This command generates a substantial list of TimeZones for you to choose from.
Step 4. Changing TimeZone on Fedora 38.
Now that you have decided on the TimeZone you wish to set, it’s time to make the switch. Use the
timedatectl command with the
set-timezone option, replacing
"Your_Desired_TimeZone" with your chosen TimeZone:
sudo timedatectl set-timezone Your_Desired_TimeZone
For example, if you are in New York, you would use:
sudo timedatectl set-timezone America/New_York
Step 5. Verifying TimeZone Change.
After changing your TimeZone, it’s crucial to verify the adjustment. Re-run the
To maintain consistency between your system time and the hardware clock, it’s essential to synchronize them. Use the following command:
sudo hwclock --systohc
This command updates the hardware clock (RTC) with the system time, ensuring that your system time remains accurate even after reboots.
Step 6. Troubleshooting Tips.
- Permission Issues
If you encounter permission-related issues while trying to change the TimeZone, ensure that you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. If not, switch to the root user or use the
sudo command as shown in the previous steps.
- Incorrect TimeZone Name
Double-check the spelling and case of the TimeZone you intend to set. A minor typographical error can lead to a failed TimeZone change.
- Systemd Service Conflict
In some cases, you might encounter conflicts with systemd services. If you receive an error related to systemd, you can try stopping and restarting the
sudo systemctl stop systemd-timesyncd sudo systemctl start systemd-timesyncd
- Reboot if Necessary
While Fedora should apply the TimeZone change immediately, in rare instances, you might need to reboot your system for the changes to take full effect.
Congratulations! You have successfully changed TimeZone on Fedora Linux. Thanks for using this tutorial for Change TimeZone on your Fedora 38 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Fedora website.