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Re: [SuSE Linux] time zone question
- From: dproc@xxxxxxx (dproc@xxxxxxx)
- Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 22:00:31 -0400
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> From: "Michael Doerner" <michael.doerner@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 11:47:32 +1200
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> That looks like a silly question ... but it is still a problem here (SuSE
> We are on Standard time here in New Zealand at the moment, Daylight saving
> has finished a while ago.
> The PC's RTC is set to the current local time.
> Example (it's just 11:30 this morning):
> I start Linux and after logging in (as root) I ask the current time by
> 'date' command and it will tell me it is 10:30, therefore 1 hour behind.
> I then check the time setting/time zone with YAST which shows me the proper
> time zone (Auckland/Pacific). On the next screen YAST will ask me about the
> adjustment of hardware clock, whether the system time is set to GMT (which
> is always highlighted as the default) or Local Time.
> I will select 'Local Time'. YAST then informs me that timezone was
> activated. It will be active after next booting and with the next screen
> YAST launches Suseconfig.
> After suseconfig I leave YAST, check my time with 'date' command ... and it
> is fine, like 11:30 (+) now.
> BUT, after the next rebooting the time is gone back an hour again and I will
> have to start the whole story again which I can't believe to be the proper
> Any idea who is doing wrong here, Linux or me? (OK, it must be me, but WHAT
> am I doing wrong?)
> Michael Doerner
We just switched to DST in the US this week and I asked myself the same
question. There is a great explanation in the SAG (on your CD somewhere under
However the answer is reboot your machine, go into BIOS setup, (or DOS) and
change your hardware clock to the new local time. You will have to do it
again when DST starts.
This fixed it for me last night - thank you Lars!
As well as some troubleshooting tips, there is a cleaner alternative in the
SAG which will avoid you doing this in future, if you don't use Windows or
OS/2 on the same platform.
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