2.2 Setting the System Time and Supporting Other Languages

This section describes how to use the options in the Localization section of the Installation Summary screen.

Setting the System Time

To set the correct time for the system, click the Date & Time option on the Installation Summary screen to display the Date & Time screen. Figure 2.4 shows the options on this screen.


Pick a time zone by selecting a region and city from the drop-down lists, or by clicking a location on the map. Choose a country and city that are in the same time zone as your system. You need to specify a time zone even if you intend to use the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to set the time on the system.

Before you can enable NTP, ensure that the system is connected to a network by selecting the Network & Hostname option on the Installation Summary screen (see Configuring the Host Name and Connecting to a Network). To enable NTP, move the Network Time switch to the ON position and click the Settings button to display a dialog where you can configure the NTP servers that the system should use.

To set the date and time manually, ensure the Network Time switch is in the OFF position, and then adjust the date and time at the bottom of the screen if needed.

Click Done to save your configuration and return to the Installation Summary screen.

Adding Keyboard Layouts

To add support for any additional keyboards that will be used with the system, click the Keyboard option on the Installation Summary screen to display the Keyboard Layout screen. Figure 2.5 shows the options on this screen.


Click the + button to display a dialog where you can select the additional keyboard layouts you want to install on the system. To check a keyboard layout:

  • Select the keyboard in the list and click the Keyboard button at the bottom of the screen to display a picture of the layout.

  • Click the keyboard icon at the top of the screen to change the current keyboard, then click in the box on the right, and type some text.

If you add multiple keyboard layouts, the first keyboard shown in the list of keyboards is the default keyboard. Use the arrow buttons to change the order of the list. You should also click Options and configure the keyboard shortcut for switching between layouts.

Click Done to save your configuration and return to the Installation Summary screen.

Adding Language Support

To add support for any additional locales that will be used with the system, click the Language Support option on the Installation Summary screen to display the Language Support screen. Figure 2.6 shows the options on this screen.


Select a language in the left-hand box, or type in the search box, and then select one or more locales in the right-hand box.

Click Done to save your configuration and return to the Installation Summary screen.