NTP support is not installed - MATE
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I discovered this whilst writing the MATE section for the Date & Time page in the Solus Help Center and Josh has requested I file it here. This is a freshly installed copy of Solus MATE in a virtual machine.

Steps to reproduce -

Brisk Menu > Administration > Time and Date > changing the Configuration from "Manual" to "Keep synchronized with Internet servers".

Result - A message asking to install and activate NTP support, as shown in screenshot below.

NeilWB created this task.Jun 5 2017, 12:46 PM

This is not a solution, but a workaround:

Actually NTP is supported via systemd-timesyncd
Open a terminal and type timedatectl status to check if it's enabled
To configure the NTP servers, edit the file /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf

As example, here is the ntp servers I defined on my computer.

NTP=0.debian.pool.ntp.org 1.debian.pool.ntp.org 2.debian.pool.ntp.org 3.debian.p
FallbackNTP=0.pool.ntp.org 1.pool.ntp.org 2.pool.ntp.org 3.pool.ntp.org
NeilWB added a comment.Jun 5 2017, 3:39 PM


timedatectl status -

NTP enabled: yes
NTP synchronized: no

/etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf -

#FallbackNTP=time1.google.com time2.google.com time3.google.com time4.google.com

So it is enabled and I can add ntp servers but the GUI settings dialog doesn't know that.

siru added a subscriber: siru.Jun 11 2017, 9:48 AM

@ikey Will this be fixed for Solus 4 ?

Justin added a subscriber: Justin.Nov 18 2017, 11:18 PM

@mate-user, this will be fixed when it's fixed, again please do NOT tag people.

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