[xubuntu-users] How to stop xubuntu from syncing the hardware clock?

Jake theunsaid at comcast.net
Sat Mar 13 04:58:17 UTC 2010

I dualboot with windows. Thanks to windows screw ups I promised my Ole' lady I'd
never let the computer automagically change our computers clock. Ever again...

Well I decided to try Xubuntu. I'm starting to like it. But after I told her that
I'd finished configuring it to stop messing with it she laid a trap. She set the
clock 5 minutes fast, and I didn't notice.

Or I might have noticed that somehow the /etc/network/if-up.d/ntpdate I thought I'd
deleted was restored. Anyway now the only way she'll stop hassling me about
keeping Xubuntu is if I can honestly swear I've stopped it from saving the system
time back to the bios clock.

I've managed to figure out that by putting "UTC=no" in /etc/default/rcS,
"America/New_York" in /etc/timezone, and doing a:

cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York /etc/localtime

I can get Xubuntu to use our local time instead of UTC.

And that, plus  keeping ntpdate out of /etc/network/if-up.d/ would have been enough
if she hadn't already caught that time correction. But now I need to know how to
actually stop Xubuntu from ever automagically doing anything like a:

hwclock --systohc

And I can't figure out where to look. Or what to google...

Please help!

Jake: <theunsaid at comcast.net>
the best things in life are
usually just left unsaid... ;)

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