I cannot correctly change the time in the panel. The displayed time is exactly 8 hours ahead of the actual time. I have tried the obvious would be solution of adjusting the “Time and Date” in settings to use an NTP server with my correct timezone and it shows the correct time however the displayed clock remains 8 hourse ahead. Any suggestions to fix this would be appreciated.
So, when you go to Settings -> Details -> Date&Time -> TimeZone, you can’t change it to the correct time zone? Can you confirm?
Check the contents of /etc/timezone to see if what is in there is correct.
You can try the following in terminal
Find yours and then
sudo timedatectl set-timezone (YOUR TIMEZONE)
sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata fixed the time display. i am actually quite happy to see the correct time once again. thank you for your help.
yes, Settings -> Details -> Date&Time -> TimeZone was correct but the display time was -8 hours off.