View Full Version : [ubuntu] how to keep clock settings after reboot
April 22nd, 2008, 09:29 PM
i have adjusted my clock with the command
date -s 12:12
now, if i reboot, that clock setting will go away. (this is one hour ahead of what the hw clock is)
how do i make linux remember this setting? Or if i need to change the hardware clock, how do i know if it is on local or ut time?
thanks for any tips
April 23rd, 2008, 10:55 AM
how do i know if it is on local or ut time
Go into the BIOS and check what the date is set to.
how do i make linux remember this setting
Can't you use the 'normal' way? Example below sets the date to the 22nd of april 13H55; on my slackbox, it remembers it.
April 23rd, 2008, 11:00 AM
date will show the time AND the time zone
Wed Apr 23 11:53:05 CEST 2008
Wed Apr 23 09:53:10 UTC 2008
Wed 23 Apr 2008 11:53:31 AM CEST -0.002611 seconds
If you adjusted the time with administrative rights, then the time should have been kept. Now at install time, the installer asked you what your hardware clock was using, local time or UTC.
if you don't remember and want your hardware clock to use UTC then issue
(beware hwclock will still display something like Wed 23 Apr 2008 11:53:31 AM CEST -0.002611 seconds)
if you want your hardware clock to use local time then issue
set the date afterwards. It will be kept on reboot (if you set the date with administrative rights of course).
If you are not in the correct time zone then dpkg-reconfigure tzdata.
April 23rd, 2008, 11:04 AM
Please refer to this discussion and see if there is anything there that you can try:
April 23rd, 2008, 02:16 PM
ok, thanks for the tips and info, gents.
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