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Re: Problem Keeping System Time Accurate

On Fri, 2008-11-28 at 08:26 -0500, Robert L Cochran wrote:
> On my Dell D420 laptop, when running Fedora 10, I am having a problem
> where the system time is off by about 5 hours from the actual time in
> my timezone -- Eastern Standard Time (EST). The date is always
> correct. Eventually, the time resets to the correct time for my zone.
> This shows up when I run Microsoft Windows XP too. I have thought it
> might be the coin cell battery on the laptop's motherboard going bad,
> but if that were so the date would be wrong too.
> Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

For dual boot, the problem's usually that you've got Linux set to run
the hardware clock on GMT, and Windows wants it on local time.

[tim localhost ~]$ uname -r

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