(hardy)Clock mis-set after install ?
xerces8 at butn.net
Fri May 23 09:45:09 UTC 2008
"Dana J. Laude" wrote:
> xerces8 wrote:
> > Hi!
> > (I'm a computer enthusiast for 20 years now, been redhat linux official beta team member for
> > and work as a sotware engineer)
> > Yesterday I installed Ubuntu from the hardy-desktop-i386 CD.
> > After that I noticed that the system clock (HW/BIOS clock) is set wrong. It was running correct
> > years before ...
> > The system is not networked, neither did I change the time. So ubuntu should have no reason to
> > assume the BIOS clock is wrong.
> > Any idea what happened ?
> > Does this sound familiar ?
> > I tried to reproduce this under vmware, but failed. I guess vmware synches the emulated BIOS
> > to the hosts system clock so it obscured the problem (if it happened at all).
> Normally, it sets your hardware (ala BIOS) clock to UTC time and then
> shows your normal local time on the system clock. (like in kde or gnome)
Yes, but given this:
- BIOS clock has value 03:55
- I choose timezone UTC+2 (CET)
Why would it change the BIOS clock ?
Why would it assume, that 3:55 is wrong and something else is right ?
(And it did not change it to 03+2 (or 03-2) but some totally off value.)
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