Time is not using local time but uses UTC
My bios clock is set to local time of time zone America, Los_Angeles
When Deb 4 installed, I thought I told it to use local time.
Gnome it (displays the wrong time) displays exactly 7 hours earlier in the day.
UTC time is exactly 7 hours ahead of America, Los_Angeles time zone.
So, it appears that Deb is translating from UTC even though I thought I had told it not to do so.
Gnome (as user, ie /home/al) it shows using local time and using Los_Angeles time zone.
So, what/where are the underlying mechanisms/commands
What am I yet to learn?
Should I give up on local time and use UTC?
I also use Slackware 12 who, unlike Debian, does display the correct time when told to use local time.