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Old 03-11-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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Time wrongly reset by system on reboot, opensuse 10.2

Each time on reboot the time is being wrongly reset automatically.
BIOS shows correct time, boots to other OS are okay.
Even after resetting to correct time by YAST2, the problem
reappears on reboot.

OS : Opensuse 10.2
AMD Athlon 3200 ASUS A8NE M/B with 3 GB RAM.

Thanks for any valuable feedback.
Old 03-11-2008, 10:05 AM   #2
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Is the Timezone set correctly ?

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Remove /etc/adjtime and see if that helps

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This could be caused by Linux expecting the BIOS to store the time in UTC. If your BIOS is set to the correct time in your timezone, check to see by how much the time changes on every reboot. I suspect you'll find it changes by however many hours off from UTC your local timezone is. If that's the case, the simplest fix is just to set the BIOS time to UTC. Cheers,

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i had the same problem with sled 10, this was also a problem a few years back and i tried the methods i used then, but to no avail...
how i fixed the problem was to set ntp to a server and have had no problems since....
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Thanks for suggestions

Thanks to all who have given suggestions.

After removing the /etc/adjtime, reboot did maintain the correctly reset time. Thanks very much.

In reference to other queries/ suggestions : The timezone was already set right. And the difference in time did not correspond to the difference of local time with UTC. (it was not maintaining a constant difference either).

However one thing surprizes me. Why shouldn't the adjusted time keep track of time change done via YAST2 or shell command "date". If the superuser is
changing the date or time, it should reflect on subsequent reboot.

Thanking again.


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