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Re: [opensuse] Extrange change in "/etc/sysconfig/clock"
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 17:11:37 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1309011700510.7832@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Sunday, 2013-09-01 at 23:56 +0930, Rodney Baker wrote:
On Sat, 31 Aug 2013 23:03:03 Carlos E. R. wrote:

By the way, if you set the cmos clock to "local", openSUSE will refuse
to do the yearly summer/winter change, and other adjustments to the cmos
clock (aka bios clock, aka "hardware clock).

Huh? Since when? I have never had my CMOS clock running UTC - always local -
and the winter/summer time change happens automatically on the correct
date/time every October and April.

A message when installing, I think, says so. It appeared with 12.3, I think.

Here is one (/etc/sysconfig/clock):

## Description: Correct systematic drift of the HW clock
## Type: list(yes,no,)
# Add or subtract time from the Hardware Clock to account for
# systematic drift since the last time the clock was set or
# adjusted. By default off as this can cause trouble. For
# systems using localtime for HW clock this will ignored.

But there are more.

Quite frankly, I've never had an adequate explanation of why it would be more
desirable to run the hardware clock at UTC.

I have, many times, so I will not repeat them :-)

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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