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Re: [opensuse] Wrong time zone
On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 12:27:15PM +0200, Carlos E. R. wrote:

The other trick is to tell Windows 7 not to jump the the time when summer
hour comes. This is what I have (and local time in the cmos), but I'm not
very happy with it...

When I started Linux this Sunday morning (summer time here was the early
hours of Sunday), Linux was displaying the old time, one hour slow. I had
to play with "rcntp ntptimeset".

Then I booted Windows, and it also displayed the wrong hour, meaning that
the CMOS was not adjusted correctly by Linux (local time). I had to
manually adjust it as well.

On next reboot to Linux, this was showing the correct hour.

So I have to wonder about this trick of telling Windows to use UTC in the

Linux would get the summer time information correct, as it does on my Linux
only machines. But will Windows do the same, or do I have to adjust it

With Linux the reference for the kernels system clock is UTC.
Otherwise time zone data files like /etc/localtime and below
/usr/share/zoneinfo will not work. A possible TZ variable is
identical to one of the files (including the sub directory)
below /usr/share/zoneinfo.


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