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For some reason every time I restart my computer my clock sets itself 4 hours back. It keeps doing so with each restart, which is quite annoying. If someone can help me fix this problem, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your time.
Not sure, how do I check that? Oh by the way, I have a program (emulated TimeSync) which adjusts my time, but I can only use that when I'm online (I have dialup) and having to use it all the time is annoying. I tried to fix things by using $hwclock hctosc or whatever the command is to set the hardware clock to the software clock, but it didn't fix things
PS I have a compaq presario 5150, I don't think looking in the bios for stuff is as easy as with other comps.
PPS my windows clock doesn't seem to have any problem, the time is always fine in it
What exactly is an emulsync program? Something is definitely subtracting 4 from the "base" time that my clock is set at when I start up the computer. I hope I made sense by what I meant when 4 is subtracted each time I restart the comp. So if it's set at 10pm now and I restart, the time when I load up will be 6pm. If I restart again then the clock is set to 4pm. Others must have problems like this on mandrake, especially since I had this problem with my first install on mandrake 9.1. The second time I only used timesync to correct my clock. Then timesysc stopped working for some reason (I think it might actually of been something related to the clock) and so I manually fixed the time using "adjust date and time" and clock hell once again emerged. Hopefully I can get this fixed soon. Thank you all for your help.
TimeSync is a program that I run with wine once i have linux booted up. It is a program that I used to use on windows since my clock sometimes likes to run a little fast. I don't think drax has a configuration for the clock but I'll try to find what I can. Maybe KDE has one somewhere. Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it.
Well, I found a small date program in drax. It doesn't let me do anything except set the date, time, and timezone. When I select the timezone it asks me "is your hardware clock in GMT?" or something like that. I selected yes, although I have no idea what that means. If selecting no is the way to go then let me know. Thank you for your time.
So you ARE telling your system by doing this that you BIOS time is UTC,
hence the system will substract 4h during the boot up clock setting.
So go back, and set it to
Bios is GMT "NO"
To keep your clock right, you should be using the standard package
ntp. I have just battled with the configuration file for this, and now have my gateway machine synced with an external site, and the other pc on my
home LAN, synced to that machine, and it is working well.
Thus if you want any help in setting ntp up, I have first hand experience.