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Old 11-27-2002, 02:53 PM   #1
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Several questions regarding Suse8.1

Me again

I have been trying for 2 hours by now to update the damn nvidia drivers with the socalled online update tool, it opens
a window, says one moment please...preparing connection for http, ftp... and well...after ten minutes it still says the same.

Im running linux8.1 straight out of the box, i installed it like 12 hours ago or so, at first it all seemed to work great, but by
now so many things are plain annoying:
1: What's up with the clock?
it displays the wrong time all the time. I set it to the correct time, reboot and voila, the time is again totally wrong. Why?

2: I set my icons to be small, relog and there big again!?

3: Out of the blue i have no more internet connection when logged in as root??

4: On startup of Linux, in the login window, it displays like 10 error messages, etc.. etc..

It started all so well, i was really impressed how easily SuSe8.1 was installed, but once you actually try to do something....

I guess all of this are minor topics for the most of you, but me being a total linux newbie...

If you have any ideas as to how to fix any of the above problems, i'd really appreciate.

Thanks a lot in advance,
Old 11-27-2002, 07:49 PM   #2
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well lets try one thing per thread since they are not related

how about the clock

you need to set the localtimezone

then you need to set the time using date then you need to set the hardware clock with hwclock

look at the link /etc/localtime and see where it points

it it's not a link then let's make it one..

first make sure you have the timezone file on your system, this is mine, if yours is different find it in the zoneinfo folder


then remove the file /etc/localtime..

rm /etc/localtime

then create the link..

ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Central /etc/localtime

now set the time

bash-2.05# date 11270747
Wed Nov 27 07:47:00 CST 2002
bash-2.05# hwclock --localtime --set --date 0747
bash-2.05# date
Wed Nov 27 07:47:25 CST 2002


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