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Re: [SLE] Configuring a systems time - which files to edit?
  • From: "Donn L Washburn" <n5xwb@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 06:16:35 -0500
  • Message-id: <web-101274568@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I had a similar problem with Knoppix and it turned out to be a shutdown save UTC when I was CDT. The system would update the time by 6 hours ever boot cycle.

Donn aka N5XWB

On Tue, 18 May 2004 09:48:18 +0100
peter Nikolic <p.nikolic1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Monday 17 May 2004 17:01, Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC) wrote:
I am having a problem with my SuSE 9.0 PRO only box in that it
seems to lose time. considering the machine is only 1 year old
I hope it is not the CMOS battery. To rule this out entirely I
would like to check the configuration files of the KDE time
display. The system seems to lose approx 10 minutes each time I
reboot it. What I cannot understand is that on booting linux
has to get the time from the CMOS, even if it never consults it
again. On a shutdown the system time and hardware time are
synchronised and I think this is where the error is creeping
in. so therefore for the clock to be wrong linux must not be
keeping time incorrectly as each time it syncs the software and
hardware time it compounds the error ie adds more of an error
each time it is shutdown.

I have already been to Yast and checked the time there and to
see if there where any other options but alas none. I have
right clicked on the time, entered the root pwd and edited the
time and confirmed my time zone, and still not seen any other
options available.

Is there perhaps a clock setting that adds minutes to cater for
time corrections or something that might be enabled? Where can
I find the files I need to browse and possibly edit, and what
are they called?

Help would be much appreciated to rule linux out as the faulty

The Little Helper
========= Hylton Conacher - Licenced Windows user
Registered Linux user # 229959 at
Currently using SuSE 9.0 Professional with KDE 3.1


Replace the Cmos battery for what they cost and the ease of changing them is it worth the doubt after all if the battery goes completely it's not just your cmos clock that will get it's proverbial knickers in a not is it all the rest of your settings are at risk for what about £0.75pence UK C'mon get real change it BE SAFE ..

G6NJR Pete otherwise known as "Quinton 11"

A Linux Only area Happy bug hunting M$ clan

Pete,,,,, :-)

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