Why is Ubuntu NOT letting me MANUALLY reset TIME?

Asked by Snooper on 2019-06-24

Why is Ubuntu NOT letting me MANUALLY reset TIME?

Ubuntu Linux in Virtual Box
My Ubuntu System Time IS WAY OFF..
Not only by HOURS, But by DAYS!!!
 Until now I have been having to MANUALLY reset the time for MONTHS.
but today, Monday June 24, 2019, I suddenly find that after a Firefox and ubuntu Base UPGRADE.. That Manually Resetting the Ubuntu System Time DOES NOT ACTUALLY FUNCTION!!

WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO FIX THIS??

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2019-06-24
Snooper (ghos282) said : #1

Can't you upgrade anything without screwing everything up?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

Is this Ubuntu bionic inside VirtualBox on Windows 10?
There are reports of problems with correct time synchronization, but I do not know the root cause, and I do not know which part is to be blamed - The host system, VirtualBox, or the guest system. The only fact that I am quite sure is, that this was not caused by a package update in Ubuntu.

Suggested workarounds:
In the system settings switch off automatic time synchronization and switch it on again.

or

in a terminal windows issue the commands
timedatectl set-ntp off
timedatectl set-ntp on

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