Reproducible problem in Kubuntu

Harald Sitter apachelogger at
Tue Jun 4 23:02:56 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 12:55 AM, Harald Sitter <apachelogger at>wrote:

> iff the hardware clock is equal to the actual timezone time (as is the
> case on systems that also have windows for example) you'd not notice except
> for the fact that you cannot change the timezone in general, if the clock
> is UTC however you always get UTC (meh).

^ and on that note... in a dual boot setup with windows you get similarly
broken behavior if kubuntu thinks the hardware clock is UTC but it is not
as windows defaults to actual timezone time = hardware time

so, say you are in BST (UTC+1) and it's 12:00 UTC, windows will make the
hardware clock 13:00 and if you reboot into a kubuntu that thinks it is UTC
you get 14:00.

I have no sufficient knowledge on how this can happen but I have seen it
happen to friends and forcing windows to use UTC offset instead fixed it.
probably also something to look into.

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