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Setting the system clock.

Posted on 1997-11-17
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My systemclock is always one hour more than it shall be.
It doesn't matter that I change it in control-panel (rh 4,3)
Here is a bit of my rc.sysinit. I think that I shall change something in it, but how ???
(I think that the -u is wrong.)

# Set the system clock.
echo -n "Setting clock"

ARC=0
UTC=0
if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/clock ]; then
    . /etc/sysconfig/clock

    # convert old style clock config to new values
    if [ "${CLOCKMODE}" = "GMT" ]; then
          UTC=true
    elif [ "${CLOCKMODE}" = "ARC" ]; then
          ARC=true
    fi
fi

CLOCKFLAGS="-a"
if [ $UTC = "true" ]; then
    CLOCKFLAGS="$CLOCKFLAGS -u";
    echo -n " (utc)"
fi
if [ $ARC = "true" ]; then
    CLOCKFLAGS="$CLOCKFLAGS -A";
    echo -n " (arc)"
fi
echo -n ": "
clock $CLOCKFLAGS

date# Set the system clock.
echo -n "Setting clock"

ARC=0
UTC=0
if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/clock ]; then
    . /etc/sysconfig/clock

    # convert old style clock config to new values
    if [ "${CLOCKMODE}" = "GMT" ]; then
          UTC=true
    elif [ "${CLOCKMODE}" = "ARC" ]; then
          ARC=true
    fi
fi

CLOCKFLAGS="-a"
if [ $UTC = "true" ]; then
    CLOCKFLAGS="$CLOCKFLAGS -u";
    echo -n " (utc)"
fi
if [ $ARC = "true" ]; then
    CLOCKFLAGS="$CLOCKFLAGS -A";
    echo -n " (arc)"
fi
echo -n ": "
clock $CLOCKFLAGS

date
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Question by:n94magho
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bjacobs earned 30 total points
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Set the time in your bios setup and remove the clock part fron rc.sysinit. Keep it simple.
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by:n94magho
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Mabe it's a good answer. Could you tell me what's good and whats bad with that???
(And I like to know how change in rc.sysinit anyway)


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by:bjacobs
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Hello,
I run Slackware and don't have a rc.sysinit. Here is what is in rc.S which I think is the equivalent file:

if [ -x /sbin/clock ]; then
  /sbin/clock -s
fi

You would have to change to suit your clock program path or move clock to /sbin.
If you are in the U.S have you always had this problem of did it start when Daylight Savings time ended?

Hope this helps!
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by:n94magho
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Perfect. But I'm in sweden. The -u option seems to override my local time. (my timezone settings) Now it works perfect...
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