I am having some problems with the computer clock appearing an hour slower than local time in Windows. It appears to be correct in Ubuntu. A few days ago, I noticed this problem in Windows and wondered if it was the CMOS battery that was in need of replacement. I replaced it with a new one but the problem remains. I noted down all the BIOS settings before replacing it and restored them afterwards.
One thing I am trying to clarify is should I use UTC time or local time (British Summer Time) in the BIOS? I gather from research on the Web that in a Linux-only set up, UTC is the correct BIOS time to use while in a Windows-only computer local time should used in the BIOS.
I currently have Windows on one HDD and Ubuntu Studio 12.04 on a separate internal HDD. I am not using a duel-boot loader menu but booting by using the F12 key. So should I use UTC or local time in the BIOS?
I have the time synched to the Internet in Windows but I can't see how to do this in Ubuntu.
Further searching on the Web turned up this post from an OpenSuSe site. It recommends the following:
1) For a UTC Setting Do this (recommended for users that don't dual boot with Windows):
su - echo -e "0.0 0 0.0\n0\nUTC" > /etc/adjtime
2) For a LOCAL Setting Do this (recommended for users that DO dual boot with Windows):
Should I do this in Ubuntu Studio 12.04 too ?
su - echo -e "0.0 0 0.0\n0\nLOCAL" > /etc/adjtime
You most likely need to restart openSUSE for a manual edit of this file to work properly. It is OK to use Local time no matter your reason if you wish to. Since this seems to be an issue with the DVD installation disk, it will likely remain that way for the entire life of openSUSE 12.2.
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