Major BUG!!

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2011-11-19
2012-10-09
  • michael grant
    michael grant
    2011-11-19

    Hey all..
    stellarium has been working fine since i got it... untill today.
    program runs fine no dramas. except the time is off i mean way off. for some
    reason the program now seems to think the sun does not set till midnight. and
    rise at 10 am??

    very frustrating as i cannot tell what time something will be rising so i can
    look at it.

    its very frustrating.

     
  • Bogdan Marinov
    Bogdan Marinov
    2011-11-19

    Please make sure that your system's time zone settings are correct.

    Please make sure that your location settings in Stellarium are correct.
    (There's no flipped sign, mistyped digit or something like that.)

    Please make sure that you haven't set some offset from UTC in the Time Zone
    plug-in.

    If you are using Stellarium to show the sky at some location different than
    your computer's location, please mind that you need to compensate for the time
    zone difference.

    Please use more descriptive thread titles in the future.

     
  • michael grant
    michael grant
    2011-11-19

    sorry but it wont matter what the offset is. or where my location is.. i don't
    know of anywhere in the world where the sun sets at midnight and then rises at
    10am. im pretty sure that's why we have TIME ZONES. to combat that sort of
    nonsense.

     
  • Timothy Reaves
    Timothy Reaves
    2011-11-19

    It's not the app, it's the way you either have your machine configured, or the
    app configured.

     
  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2011-11-19

    It has to be a problem in the way your program is configured.
    Common problems:- Using a negative offset when a positive is required
    Having an incorrect offset active in the timezone configuration
    Using the wrong location
    Having your computer time incorrectly set.

    The way to get around all this is to:-
    1. Start the program and select location. Use the map and click the arrow on the nearest point to your actual location.
    Make this the default by ticking the box at the bottom left.
    2. Open the configure menu/plugins/timezome. Click on the default setting that uses your computer clock.
    3. Select save configuration on the first page of the configuration menu.
    4. Double check your computer date/time.

    This will get you into the timezone as held in your computer clock
    Once this is done you can make the fine changes to suit your actual location
    and your prefered landscape.

    Barry

     
  • Bogdan Marinov
    Bogdan Marinov
    2011-11-20

    sorry but it wont matter what the offset is. or where my location is.. i
    don't know of anywhere in the world where the sun sets at midnight and then
    rises at 10am. im pretty sure that's why we have TIME ZONES. to combat that
    sort of nonsense.

    The time displayed in the bottom bar in Stellarium is your computer's system
    time, not the time in the selected location. So, if there is a mismatch,
    Stellarium will show the wrong sky for a given time.

    So kindly try to understand what we've explained to you. Also, please stop
    SHOUTING.

     
  • michael grant
    michael grant
    2011-11-20

    Sooo.... if i live in Newcastle Australia and i set my location to.. you
    guessed it "Newcastle" "Australia", and the time on my PC is correct... i have
    about 9 clocks in the house to confirm this.
    So if my location is correct and my time is correct, and the sun in the
    program is still setting at midnight and rising at 10am. One would have to
    assume that there is something wrong with the program.

    So kindly try to understand what I've explained to you.

     
  • Bogdan Marinov
    Bogdan Marinov
    2011-11-20

    I've listed a number of possible reasons other than mismatched location in my
    very first answer to you.

    Open your computer's time zone settings and see if the correct time zone is
    set correctly. Report the result.

    Open the Time Zone plug-in and see if some offset from UTC has been set. Set
    it to "system default". Report the result. (To open the plug-in: Open the
    Configuration window, go to the Plugins tab, select Time Zone from the list,
    click on the "configure" button.)

    Open the location dialog and see if the coordinates given for Newcastle,
    Australia are correct. You can look them up in Wikipedia or Google Maps. A
    quick check is to see if the red arrow on the world map is where it should be.

    If all of this fails, there are some other things that you may check.

     
  • barrykgerdes
    barrykgerdes
    2011-11-20

    I don't live farfrom Newcastle. I am in the same time zone, same time Daylight
    saving Eastern Australia. I have updated and re-compiled Stellarium on the
    average every second day. The sun is in the right place and has only been in
    the wrong place if the location has defaulted to Paris. This is something that
    will happen if you forget to make the location the default. I suspect that the
    Newcastle you have selected is in England not Australia.

    Barry

     
  • The time displayed in the program does not match your time zone. Stellarium
    does not automatically adapt clock to time zone, so that you will have to set
    the timezone manually.

     


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