How to change time on the GameShell

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#1

This thread has all info on how you can change the timezone on your GameShell

What you need:

Hardware

A wireless network connection (WiFi) :globe_with_meridians:
A GameShell unit :video_game:
A computer with access to a network. :computer:

Software

A terminal or downloaded SSH client to enter GameShell through SSH. :man_technologist:
If you having trouble accessing GS with ssh. There is a tutorial for that here: How to transfer files with TinyCloud through SSH

As of july 2018. You can only change the time using SSH.

Step 1: Open a terminal window through your stock Terminal or downloaded SSH client.
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Step 2: SSH into your GameShell.
Check your TinyCloud IP adres on your GameShell.
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Put the following line in the console:

’‘SSH cpi@192.168.137.213’'
[THE ABOVE IP IS JUST AN EXAMPLE, CHECK YOUR IP IN THE TINYCLOUD MENU ON GAMESHELL]

When asked for a password, enter the following:

"cpi"

Step 3: Changing the time.

Put the following line in the console:

’‘sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata’'

You should get a BIOS like interface.

Step 4: Follow the directions in the terminal.

The timezone info is saved in /etc/timezone.

You’re done!

Good luck!


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#3

Thanks for that tutorial @skywalker101 :slight_smile:


#4

Totally worked. Did this while eating dinner. Thank you for the walk-through.


#5

By the way, if you update the launcher you could do it from settings.

PS: My launcher is version 1.21


#6

Thanks for the tip!

This wasn’t possible when writing the tutorial.


#7

Any way to change it from 24 hour to 12 hour display for the clock?


#8

I can’t select it from timezone menu, when i push “B” to select Europe / Madrid timezone, nothing happens. Changing through console, when reboot I lose the changes :frowning: