Ubuntu Studio 14.04: Use "Synchronize with Internet"

What is Supposed to Work:

  • System » Time and Date
    • Click “Unlock” button to be able to change things
    • Configuration: → change to “keep synchronized with Internet servers”
    • get a Pop-Up for “NTP support is not installed”
    • select “Install NTP support” button

At this point the Time and Date window, and everything else abruptly closed. I got some “crashed error report” Pop-Up when again running the “Time and Date” utility. Several attempts to do this – including right after a reboot of the computer – were unable to change this setting.

What Did Work:

  • Use the Terminal to install NTP support on this system
  • sudo apt-get install ntp
  • Verify that the NTP service is now running
  • sudo service ntp status    # should get following result
     * NTP server is running

Now when I go back to the “Time and Date” utility, “Configuration:” is (finally) set to “keep synchronized with the Internet servers”

Reference: http://www.tecmint.com/how-to-synchronize-time-with-ntp-server-in-ubuntu-linux-mint-xubuntu-debian/