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Re: Problem Keeping System Time Accurate



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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