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Old 09-10-2003, 02:59 PM   #1
cbjhawks
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System clock is fast AND slow....


For school and home I run a triple-boot system with Win98 (kids games), WinXP (school) and RH9 (for everything else)...I noticed about a week ago that my system clock (lower right hand) is exactly 5 hrs behind in RH9 and exactly 5hrs ahead in Win98 and XP....I just upgraded my hardware (MB, CPU, RAM) in June so I hoping that the CMOS battery isnt defective, could it be the CMOS battery? Thoughts please...thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 03:02 PM   #2
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Make sure your BIOS time/date is set properly, then adjust your clock settings in both the OS's. Use the "date " command to adjust it initially, or something specific to your distro (maybe in the Control Center) and after that, setup something like NTP ( www.ntp.org 'ntpdate' ) to keep it properly setup there after. Other tools might include rdate.

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Old 09-10-2003, 03:03 PM   #3
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sounds to me like you need to learn what UTC and localtime are. i think there is a timezone howto on tldp.org if not look up the docs for hwclock.

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Make sure your BIOS time/date is set properly, then adjust your clock settings in both the OS's. Use the "date " command to adjust it initially, or something specific to your distro (maybe in the Control Center) and after that, setup something like NTP ( www.ntp.org 'ntpdate' ) to keep it properly setup there after. Other tools might include rdate.
5hrs behind & 5hrs ahead constantly?? its not a clock problem, its a timezone problem

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