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Old 01-31-2005, 09:19 PM   #1
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system clock, KDE don't agree

my system clock (by looking in BIOS) is set 5 hours ahead of actual time. KDE is displaying the right time. i am on the east coast which, if memory serves, is GMT-5 when it isn't DST. so i guess my linux box is thinking that the system clock is in GMT but I don't want the sysclock in GMT because then Windoze thinks it is 5 hours ahead of itself.

i'm pretty sure that linux is updating the system clock every time it exits, but it is updating it to GMT not to EST.

ls -l /etc/localtime
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root root 30 Jan 31 22:11 /etc/localtime -> /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Eastern
this is a Gentoo system.

what else should I try?

~ Justin
Old 01-31-2005, 10:17 PM   #2
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there's a file in etc that you need to change to localtime. Im not in gentoo right now but its a setting in /etc/rc.conf you need to change from utc to localtime.
Old 02-01-2005, 03:53 AM   #3
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thanks. worked like a charm!

~ Justin


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