[NBLUG/talk] Changing hardware clock time zone on Debian/Sarge

Dean A. Roman droman at romansys.com
Mon Aug 8 22:36:15 PDT 2005


  Take a look in /etc/default/rcS.  There should be a line that says
  "UTC=no"...change this to "UTC=yes".
This is read at boot time in the clock script.../etc/init.d/hwclock.sh.

Ultimately, it would be better to let NTP handle the setting of the clock.

I hope that helped,


Dean A. Roman
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> Lincoln Peters
> When I installed Debian/Sarge on one of my computers, I told it that
> the  hardware clock was NOT set to Greenwich Mean Time.  Then I set up
> a cron job  to automatically sync the clock with an NTP server, and now
> every time it  syncs, the clock is set 7 hours in the future.
> I suspect that the simplest solution would be to have the hardware
> clock set  to GMT, and I know how to re-set it in the BIOS, but I can't
> figure out how  to tell Debian/Sarge that I've changed the hardware
> clock to GMT.  How do I  do that?
> --
> Lincoln Peters
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