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Old 05-10-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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how do I synchronize the clock in antix to my computer clock


I just installed antix. It asked for time zones and I set all of that up but it is 3hrs off. My computer clock is correct, why can't I just set up antix to recognize my computer clock? Or why doesn't it just use that as a default?
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Which time zone is your computer clock set to? Windows systems set it to local time; Linux normally sets it to UTC. This is only an issue when dual booting. Both Windows and Linux can be configured to use either setting.
 
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:40 PM   #3
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There is no windows on this machine, only antix, so that can't be a problem. what is UTC. I'm in us central time zone which is what I set antix for.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time

AFAIK it's impossible for an OS to be "out of sync with the system clock", because the OS does not have its own separate clock! It uses the system clock directly.

So there must be something wrong with your time zone settings.

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Old 05-13-2010, 01:51 AM   #5
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[url]AFAIK it's impossible for an OS to be "out of sync with the system clock", because the OS does not have its own separate clock! It uses the system clock directly.
Not according to this page, probably because time lookups are very frequent and the hardware clock is slow to read.
 
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I fixed it probably not the right way but the clock is now correct. By setting it to Iceland time. I'm not much for working on a command line. I used a little dos 17 years ago, and I don't know how to get to the command line. So this was a cheaters way out. It probably won't up date for daylight savings time but oh well I'll cross that path when I get there. And maybe by then I maybe a little more familuar with this program.
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Not according to this page, probably because time lookups are very frequent and the hardware clock is slow to read.
I didn't know that.

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I fixed it probably not the right way but the clock is now correct. By setting it to Iceland time. I'm not much for working on a command line. I used a little dos 17 years ago, and I don't know how to get to the command line. So this was a cheaters way out. It probably won't up date for daylight savings time but oh well I'll cross that path when I get there. And maybe by then I maybe a little more familuar with this program.
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To learn about the command line, see the tutorial links in my sig.
 
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UTC (Universal Time Coordinated or Coordinated Universal Time) is the same thing as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

CDT is -5 hours offset from UTC.

Since the OS is the system clock it would be difficult for them to be out of sync. I assume what you mean by computer clock is the hardware or BIOS clock. Typically when the hardware clock is set for local time and linux is set for UTC the time difference equals the offset i.e 5 hrs in your case. Since Iceland time zone is the same as UTC this would prove the case if the difference was 5 not 3 hours.
 
  


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