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Well October is almost over, and last night midnight the hour was supposed to change, on the windows side, it changed automatically, since it had the option to do so with the clock settings, but apparantly Linux did not, I had to manually change the hour back. I live in Dallas TX, but I could not find Dallas as part of the time zone, so I chose America/North_Dakota/Center, for CST. My question is, how do I make sure the settings under linux will change the next time the hours are changed again, during the upcoming spring?
When you was setting up Slackware there was an option to set the hardware clock to localtime or UTC. If you choose localtime the next screen allows you to select which timezone you are in which *should* adjust your clock automatically. At least it does for me.
setting to UTC will do the trick, but be aware of your windows clock
Thanks! I'll give that a try! No windows clock here!
Another question: in your link above /etc/localtime is mentioned as a link to /usr/share/zoneinfo/<your-timezone>. But when I checked this file it is not a link but a binary? Is this different in Slack? Is the symlink somewhere else, or can I remove the binary and make it a symlink?
Originally posted by LJSBrokken Another question: in your link above /etc/localtime is mentioned as a link to /usr/share/zoneinfo/<your-timezone>. But when I checked this file it is not a link but a binary? Is this different in Slack?
Yes: the file is copied rather than symlinked in Slackware. Don't know why.