[lug] Why can't I set my date

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at gmail.com
Thu May 14 15:33:01 MDT 2015

On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 1:56 PM,  <stimits at comcast.net> wrote:
> ...
> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 1:24 PM, <stimits at comcast.net> wrote:
>> > Perhaps you need to disable ntp service first.
>> Yes, that is what I thought. After turning it off with 'sudo service
>> ntp stop' I look for it with 'ps ax | grep ntp' and don't see it.
>> (The same command did show ntpd before I turned it off. Is there an
>> ntp process with another name?
> ...
> That is all that should be required to disable NTP, at least on most
> distributions. I don't suppose you have a CMOS/BIOS password requirement on
> the motherboard?

You know, I'm not actually sure.  I don't think so, but since I've
never tried to get into the BIOS I suppose it is possible.  It is a
system supplied by IT, so that is quite possible.

I'll ask,


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