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Re: Does Fedora mess up the clock for Windows?

"Lee Maschmeyer" <lee_maschmeyer wayne edu> writes:

> Hi all,
> I have a dual boot system with FC5 and Windows XP. On FC5 I run ntpd
> with the default config files. The drift file varies widely, from -0.4
> or so to as much as -60 or 100 or more. Generally the longer Fedora is
> up the smaller the number, though it's always negative.
> But Windows is losing time hand over fist, maybe a couple minutes or
> more in a 3-hour Windows session. I use an old program (AtomTime95) to
> correct the Windows clock periodically but it doesn't do any permanent
> good.
> I had the same kind of thing happen with Fedora 4. It went away when I
> installed Fedora 5 until I activated ntpd.
> According to /var/log/messages Fedora has to set the clock back about
> a second or so every time I boot it, but nowhere near the gargantuan
> misalignment of Windows.
> Does anybody have any idea how to make these two guys live happily
> together sharing the clock? Yes, Fedora does use local time - at
> least, that's the way I installed it..
> Thanks much,
> -- 
> Lee Maschmeyer
> <lee_maschmeyer wayne edu>
> "Be kind to your fur-bearing friends,
> For a skunk may be somebody's brother."
>     --Fred Allen

Set UTC=false.

| Setting UTC or local time
| When Linux boots, one of the initialisation scripts will run the
| /sbin/hwclock program to copy the current hardware clock time to the
| system clock. hwclock will assume the hardware clock is set to local
| time unless it is run with the --utc switch. Rather than editing the
| startup script, under Red Hat Linux you should edit the
| /etc/sysconfig/clock file and change the ``UTC'' line to either
| ``UTC=true'' or ``UTC=false'' as appropriate. 


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