Incorrect System Time in Linux Mint 18.3

After putting a fresh installation of Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia) in place on my dual-booted laptop computer, I noticed that the system date was fours hours slow. Previously, I found this to be related to the difference in which Windows and Linux handle time. In particular, Windows uses local time while Linux uses Universal Time Coordinated (UTC). However, the previous fix no longer worked.

Earlier, I came across this issue due to a problem synchronizing my data files while using FreeFileSync in both Windows and Linux (See: Installing FreeFileSync in Linux Mint 18). The previous fix was to run the Terminal command: sudo timedatectl set-local-rtc 1; however, this now had no effect on the time displayed on the system clock.

Fortunately, a slightly different form of this command has been documented by Chris Hoffman, writing for How-To Geek. The following command now tells Linux to use local time:

sudo timedatectl set-local-rtc 1 --adjust-system-clock


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Synchronizing IMAP folders in K-@mail

As I noted in a previous posting about K@mail (Turn off notification sounds in K-@mail), “Dr. Google doesn’t seem to know much about this app. So, support options are pretty limited.” This turned out to be once again the case when I found that only the Inbox folder for my IMAP account was being synchronized by default.
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Moto G3 – Navigating XDA Developers

Custom ROM’s for Android devices are available from the XDA Developers web site ( Initially, users who are new to the site may find navigation a little difficult. This can certainly be the case when trying to locate relevant material for the Motorola Moto G3 smartphone.
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Adding Location to Android 7.1’s Quick Settings

Pulling down the notification shade on my Moto G3 smartphone running Nougat provided access to the Quick Settings menu as expected – but – there was no Location icon! Sure, I could open Settings, scroll down to Location, and turn this feature on, but using the Quick Settings’ icon would be much more convenient.
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Bluetooth on a Moto G3 won’t connect in the car

The only thing (so far) that didn’t work on my Moto G3 smartphone running Android 7.1 (Nougat) was the Bluetooth connection between the phone and my car. This worked with the previous version of Android (Marshmallow) but, after installing the LineageOS 14.1, the two units wouldn’t connect.
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Rooting the LineageOS 14.1 Custom ROM

In the previous post, we saw how to install Android 7.1 (Nougat) on a Moto G3 smartphone using the “Official LineageOS 14.1” custom ROM. The installation of this package results in the phone being unrooted, so how do we restore root (assuming we wish to do so)?
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Installing a Custom ROM in a Moto G3

Over a number of recent posts, we have been working towards installing an updated version of the Android operating system on a Moto G3 smartphone. We have unlocked the bootloader, backed up the entire system, and have rooted the phone. Now, it’s time to install a custom ROM and upgrade the OS to a “forbidden” version (i.e. a new version of Android that is not being supplied by Motorola as an update to the Moto G3). While this process ultimately proved to be quite straightforward, there were some important lessons to be learned (by me) along the way.
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