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Old 09-04-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
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Linux Time setting?

I installed both Linux and Windows XP in my computer. My Linux has a time 4 hour later than the local time. And when I change it to the correct time, the Windows time get 4 hour faster. And if I corrects Windows time, the Lunux time gets wrong again.
Does anyone know what goes wrong?

Old 09-04-2005, 12:13 PM   #2
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check that you have your timezone set correctly and that if you are using local time, you don't have "use UTC" checked. just right-click the clock in linux and look around in the preferences or configuration, or whatever menu is there.
Old 09-04-2005, 01:06 PM   #3
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it sounds like when you set the time in linux, that it is syncing the software clock with the hardware clock; which in turn is causing trouble with windows' clock. double check your clock settings in your BIOS and make sure that they are set to your local time (as stated from a previous post above).

hope i could help!

Old 09-04-2005, 04:16 PM   #4
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I checked that the BIOS is right in the time, and Windows is right, too. Both are EST time. The Linux time is wrong (4-hour later), but the timezone settting is EST time too. And If I revise the linux time, it will update hardware clock setting when I exit Linux. Then BIOS and WINDOWs clock will become wrong.

How can I disable the "update hardware clock" function?

Thanks a lot!
Old 09-04-2005, 04:33 PM   #5
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why not use a timeserver? this way both os'es use the correct time.
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Just make sure your distro is using local time and not GMT. the distro your using would help since different distros setup time differently.
Old 09-04-2005, 05:09 PM   #7
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It seems tha problem is that the Linux regards the system (BIOS) clock as UTC time, but in fact, it is local time.
Now, I change the /etc/default/rcS file UTC=yes to UTC=no.
It seems that the problem is solved.



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