On Friday 28 November 2008 13:26:16 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? > My first suspicion would be that your BIOS clock is set to EST and your software, in both cases, is then adjusting it, probably to a time-zone that you manually set. Anne
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