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Re: [SLE] Date synch problem
  • From: Jim Sabatke <jsabatke@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 19:54:03 -0500
  • Message-id: <44D3EC2B.8050709@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Anders Johansson wrote:
On Fri, 2006-08-04 at 07:33 -0500, Jim Sabatke wrote:
First of all, I *have* read Carlos Ronbinson's howto numerous times.

I cannot get my system clock and the KDE clock in the corner of the screen to show the same time. I've tried more combinations of things than I can recall. They always show a 12 hour difference. For example:

rm /etc/adjtime
date --set=07:30
*hwclock --systohc

sets the system clock to 7:30 local time, but the KDE clock immediately jumps 12 hours ahead. BTW, the KDE display is also set to local time. My email goes out at the proper time in this mode.

The fact that it's 12 hours exactly seems to indicate that it's a am/pm
problem. I'm pretty sure that date expects a 24h time, so 7:30 is am,
and 7.30pm is given as 19:30

Could this be the problem?

By the way, the easiest way to set the correct time is to use ntp. Find
an ntp server close to you and do

ntpdate <server>

to synchronise

Actually, I'm using a '0' to set it to the morning at 07:30. The strangest thing is, if I bring up the KDE (Yast) set time for the little corner clock, it shows the 'correct' time fo 07:30 and even an abort with 'cancel' sets the display clock to the correct time. Unfortunately, it also sets the system time to 12 hours ahead.

I am going to try the ntp server solution and see if that works for me. Otherwise, there seems to be something very strange going on with this box.

Thanks,

Jim

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