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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:32 am    Post subject: date not correct Reply with quote

hi all

lately every time I turn on my Ibook I notice that the time is not set correctly.

any idea ?
thanks

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe something wrong with your CMOS battery... If your laptop is connected to the net, you can try using "ntp" to set your time correctly on startup... that's what I do.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know about ntp, but in this Ibook I have macosx, gentoo/ppc and openbsd/macppc, and only in gentoo time works bad
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar problem. It turned out that the problem was I had turned on extended RTC operation in the 2.6 kernel. IIRC you also shouldn't turn on enhanced RTC in the 2.4 kernels.

Hope this helps. :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a problem with this for a while when I flipped back and forth between Linux and OS X. Seemed OS X kept the time in UTC and I had the rc.conf set with CLOCK="local".

Changing that env variable to UTC resolved my issue.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there an option in OS X for that? on my ibook, panther seems to think the hardware clock is localtime. but then when I boot into gentoo (which I set to local) the clock is off by one hour. I haven't been able to figure out why. We don't use daylight savings time where I live, but daylight savings time isn't active right now anyway. it's quite puzzling. (my time zone is always UTC-7)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, you bring to light an interesting point. My experience noted above was with the default Jaguar install, but on two different generations of the TiPB 15". Hadn't even crossed my mind that they changed something in Panther, but is definitely possible.

Most everything is hidden down in NetInfo since OS X does not use the flat /etc space by default. I assume the clock settings and zoneinfo stuff is buried in there somewhere too. Your problem with the hour off-set could be a bug related to handling the "Use DST" check-box if it is unchecked. May be worth cruising the IRCs trolling for an answer. Despite the value of these forums, some of the best answers are still found in "darker" corners.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like more research is required. :) I had the same problem with jaguar too tho.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just stop os x..simple :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you had already a look in OS X' /etc/hostconfig (that reminds me to the good old NeXT-times...)? At least there is a setting for TIMESYNC=-NO- or -YES-.

But, I also had this problem of disconfigured time some time ago. I can't tell when exactly it disappeared or what I changed. Maybe it was the upgrade to Panther and linux 2.6...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have TIMESYNC=-YES- in /etc/hostconfig. I've also set it to use ntpd in system preferences.

what does TIMESYNC control exactly?
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