[lug] Losing Clock setting

Dale Harris rodmur at maybe.org
Thu Oct 28 14:09:36 MDT 1999

On Thu, Oct 28, 1999 at 02:10:50PM -0600, Doug Shaw elucidated:
> >Does anyone know why I keep losing my date & time settings in
> >Linux 5.0 and 5.2 versions.
> >I set it using this format:      # date 102701351999
> >But on rebooting it defaults to something way off
> If you have compiled your own kernel, there is a configuration option for
> power management under 'General Setup' that indicates that the system clock
> stores the time in Greenwich Mean Time, not in your local time zone setting.
> Doug

Also look in your /etc/init.d (hmm, not sure if that is /etc/rc.d/init.d 
or /sbin/init.d on Redhat) scripts for a clock or hwclock command.  It
will be setting your system clock from your CMOS, most likely.  And your
CMOS is probably running on UTC, or it could just be way off, or both.

Dale Harris  <rodmur at maybe.org>   GPG key: 372FBD57    http://www.maybe.org/
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