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Old 08-01-2005, 10:06 AM   #1
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Changing time


Hello all, i have a bit of a prolem with my Fedora core 4 install, latest kernel.

The time has somehow set itself to BST (seems GMT +1) i want GMT.

i've tried a few things like

date -s=ddMMhhmm

doing it through the gnome config thingie

linking the /etc/localtimezone (or whatever it's called) to /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London

nptdate <working npt server)

most of these seem to change it for the session, but upon rebooting it reverts back to GMT +1, most annoying.

i tried adding the commands to a script to run at startup but i couldn't edit sudoers properly so that no password was needed to run as standard user.

Any help is much appreciated.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 10:12 AM   #2
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After you get it set right, do 'hwclock --systohc'.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 10:17 AM   #3
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i did man hwclock and it said about that, so i tried it, said couldn't be found so i tried slocate hwclock, was in /sbin (not in path) tried again with no output.

i'll try again ,thanks for your time
 
Old 08-01-2005, 10:26 AM   #4
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Make sure you do it as root... normal users can't (for good reason) write to the EEPROM on the motherboard.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 02:58 PM   #5
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No luck i'm afraid,

ran hwclock --systohc as root after i changed itwith date <todays date> and after i rebooted it went back to GMT +1 (BST)
 
Old 08-01-2005, 03:24 PM   #6
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Hrrm, and /etc/localtime is set to what? (ls -l /etc/localtime)
 
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lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Aug 1 02:19 /etc/localtime -> /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London

which is correct
 
Old 08-01-2005, 08:27 PM   #8
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Have you tried just plain '/usr/share/zoneinfo/GMT'?
 
Old 08-02-2005, 01:56 PM   #9
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Ah ha!

Cheers mate, that fixed it straight away
 
Old 08-02-2005, 02:08 PM   #10
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on fc4 my clock the other day just reset its self to something like 6 hrs different i finally figured out how to rechange it for some reason my root was asked i typed it in and than it dissappeared and nothing ever came up finally let me change it today.
 
  


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