[hoary] System time problem

Art Alexion art.alexion at verizon.net
Mon Dec 5 18:28:43 UTC 2005


Try either

sudo hwclock --utc


sudo hwclock --localtime

This tells the system whether your hardware clock is set to local or UTC
time.  Mine was set to local, but by activating ntp, I changed it to
UTC, but the system had no way of knowing of the change.  hwclock
informs the system.

jimbo wrote:

> been having the same issue for a few weeks.  did you find a solution?
> Art Alexion wrote:
>>I was playing with the control panel and decided to try setting the time
>>with NTP.  Well, it seems to have permanently changed my time zone to
>>UTC.  I make the change back to US/EST (NYC, Philadelphia), and the
>>clock in the configuration window responds, but the one on the panel
>>never changes from UTC, and when I try the configuration again, it has
>>reverted to UTC.
>>Where is the system local time zone stored so that I can fix this manually?


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