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Old 03-31-2005, 09:03 AM   #1
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Changing system date and time from KDE


I always have strange problems when changing the system date/time in KDE (whether in a vanilla KDE, or YaST control panel) Each time I change the system time, the time shifts at the next reboot. The time is stored in "local time".

This problem doesn't occur if I remove /etc/adjtime later in the console, but I would classify that as a hack/workarround.

What is causing this problem, and how can I fix it?
 
Old 03-31-2005, 03:54 PM   #2
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Changing the system date/time is a <root> function. If you have been making these changes as <root> I would check that your bios time/date is correct.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 07:03 AM   #3
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Changing the system date/time is a <root> function. If you have been making these changes as <root> I would check that your bios time/date is correct.
What does the bios time have to do with the system time? Isn't the "Adjust date and time" function supposed to change the system time?

The changes are indeed done as root. The KDE Clock program prompts for the root password when you change the time. Reason I ask this question, every linux box I've tried to change the system date/time, it causes the clock to shift at each reboot.

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Old 04-01-2005, 09:21 AM   #4
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What does the bios time have to do with the system time? Isn't the "Adjust date and time" function supposed to change the system time?
I was under the impression that you were having problems making your changes stick, if this is the case then (unless you are connected to a time server and are using that to synchronise your System Time) the time and date is controlled by your bios (Hardware Time).
 
Old 04-17-2005, 04:40 AM   #5
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I've solved my problems, and I find it strange I cannot do this from a gui:

Code:
date --set 10:44
hwclock --systohc
 
  


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