Post by Henrik Carlqvist Post by Jimmy Johnson
Running timeconfig and again setting it for local - pacific it still
I'm pretty sure I found a bug.
You might have found a bug as almost every unix user out there is using
UTC for their hardware clock in the BIOS/CMOS setup. Coming from a DOS/
Windows environment using local time in BIOS/CMOS setup might seem like a
natural choice, but the big advantage of having UTC in BIOS/CMOS setup is
that there is no need to compensate for daylight saving twice a year.
Hi Henrik, I have 6 slackware systems installed on this computer, 3 of
the installs are ktown plasma5 and are the only systems with the
local/time zone problem, my other 4 installed linux systems are other
distros, all are systemd free, what I now call "legacy linux". Anyways
none of them have a time problem except for the ktown. I may test some
more of eric's live installs, because I don't see the problem while
using the live iso from usb drive, it only pops up after the install. I
don't want to just tell eric I found a bug, I'd like to get a better
idea where the bug is coming from.
Post by Henrik Carlqvist
In fact, I have even applied this advantage to another clock: The clock
in my car. Previously it usually took some months before I remembered to
adjust the clock to summer time or winter time. The car was showing one
hour off more than half the year. With UTC the time here in sweden is one
hour off in the winter and two hours off in the summer, but it is allways
correct UTC time. However, sometimes when the car got back from service
the mechanic had adjusted the time to local time.
Here it's 7-8 hrs difference, to me a one or two hr difference seems
like a piece of cake, but I know it can be a pain.
Post by Henrik Carlqvist
In my car I have a GPS navigator to navigate, that navigator is also able
to allways tell the correct time.
I also allways bring my phone in the car to be able to make calls. The
phone is also allways able to show correct time from the GSM network.
My car also has a stereo so I can listen to music, the stereo is also
able to allways shot the correct time from the RDS signal.
And finally my car has a clock with only one purpose: To show the correct
time and that one totally fails as it needs manual adjustment at least
twice a year!
My, but you are a bugger for having the correct time, just like me. :)
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