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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:34 pm    Post subject: Bizarre clock problem. Reply with quote

I had seen another topic with kind of the same problem, but I lost it and can't find it again.

Anyway, I have a problem with my clock. My hardware clock is set properly. My timezone is set properly (GMT-6). Windows is fine with the time when it boots up. When I boot into Gentoo, though, the clock is six hour off. My /etc/conf.d/clock has the proper setting of CLOCK="local"

I use KDE 3.5 and when I log in the first thing I do is set the clock. But when the applet comes up, the time is set properly there even though it's displaying the time being six hours off. The timezone is set properly there, too. I have to change the clock (usually scroll forward or back one hour and then back to the right time) and hit Apply, at which point the applet for setting the clock jumps ahead six hours instead of staying where I put it. I then have to change it again and hit apply for the time to show up properly in the Configure Time applet and the clock applet. Even then I don't think it's working right because my timestamps in Kopete show up six hours off.

Does anyone have any idea on how I can fix this?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wassup!
I had the same problem only it was 4 hours less than your problem.
try Using the date command to change the date. see:
Code:
@#man date

for formating detail.

Its entirely up to you, I am not giving you a "mandate" :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not exactly, but you could work around that by using an a network time server, like... ntpd.. yeah i think that's the right one :D just make your computer sync on startup *nod*
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These sound like good ideas. I like the idea of the ntpd sync, but I don't know what the client is. I'll have to look that up.

I'll give the "mandate" 8O command a try, but I'd hate to have to do that all the time.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.
Clock off by x hours dupe. See here for example:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-242167-highlight-clock+localtime.html
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