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Old 10-08-2003, 03:45 PM   #1
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Time keeps changing?

This may sound stupid, but for some reason my time keeps changing in linux mandrake. The minutes are always correct, but the hour keeps changing each time i start up my computer. For example, right now it's 3:44 and it shows 8:44. Why does it keep changing? Oh, i'm on mandrake 9.2 rc2 right now.
Old 10-08-2003, 04:33 PM   #2
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try making a simlink from /etc/localtime for ex. my timezone is US Central so I did this ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Central /etc/localtime/ to your timezone and if that doesn't work try this I don't know if it works but it solved my problem delete the file /etc/adjtime. The last solution its to install ntp so it gets the time from an internet server and set it in your computer
Old 10-08-2003, 04:36 PM   #3
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when your pc is running it keeps time with the clock cycles of the processor
when you shut it down it uses the hardware clock

if its an old motherboard the clock may well have gone bad
things fail

may be a battery thing

you could have your clock sync to network time but you'd have to be logged on for that
but at least it would be rite when logged on

I have no work around
Old 10-08-2003, 05:55 PM   #4
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this was happening to me, except it would only do that when i booted into windows, then rebooted into mandrake...
Old 10-08-2003, 08:04 PM   #5
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If you are dual booting with windows, windows and linux use a different hardware clock sync., so if you boot into windows, it takes over the clock to fit its own usage, and when you go back into llinux, the clock displays what windows changed in the hardware clock (if that makes sense). This is just another windows take-over issue.
Old 10-08-2003, 09:05 PM   #6
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when you're dualbooting with windows, tell linux that the hardware clock saves the time in local time rather than UTC (GMT).

hwclock --localtime --systohc

in mandrake, you can also do this in mandrake control center.


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