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Old 12-06-2006, 10:23 AM   #1
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adjust time and date in KDE


I have windows xp and debian sid on my Dell inspiron 2200. I had NO problem with adjusting the date and time before. A few days ago I logged into Windows and switch back to Debian. The time showing at bottom right of the screen is wrong. I tried to correct it with right root password. But it tells me the password is wrong. I'm sure the password I input in the field is right.

Can any of you help me please?

Old 12-06-2006, 10:29 AM   #2
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Could your problem be "UTC vs local" time? If so, adjusting time zone would do.

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Old 12-06-2006, 10:48 AM   #3
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As kaz2100 pointed out, it's most likely a discrepency between utc and local time. Windows prefers (or mandates) that the BIOS clock be in local time, whereas almost every other operating system assumes it to be UTC by default. Changing this setting probably happens somewhere in /etc (perhaps /etc/sysconfig/clock?). You could probably search the debian website for more details.
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[root@server /root]# date 092011082001
Thu Sep 20 11:08:00 CDT 2001
[root@server /root]# hwclock --utc --systohc
[root@server /root]#
Notice the numbers following the 'date' command.
They are 09 - month, 20 - date, 11 - hour, 08 - minutes, 2001 - year
The second command writes this all to PC BIOS, so Windows should use the same date/time from now on.


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