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    Default Desktop Clock doesn't show correct time

    When I boot up every morning the clock on the desktop doesn't show the correct time. I go into yast and tell it to sync with the net and everything is ok. I have the Advanced NTP configuration radio button selected for boot time sync.

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    Default Re: Desktop Clock doesn't show correct time

    What does the command "date" print at the CLI? Is it correct?

    Is your timezone setting correct? How far is it off?

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    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: Desktop Clock doesn't show correct time

    do you dual boot with another OS?

    is you system clock set to local time or universal?

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    Default Re: Desktop Clock doesn't show correct time

    Did you activate any time servers through yast?

    /etc/ntp.conf should show some lines similar to those:

    Code:
    ##
    ## Add external Servers using
    ## # rcntp addserver <yourserver>
    ##
    server ntp.metas.ch iburst
    server swisstime.ethz.ch iburst
    server thrad.cybernet.ch iburst
    Make sure that you pick some servers close to your location. If they are ping'able you may check which one is closest to you.

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    Default Re: Desktop Clock doesn't show correct time

    At my konsole the date command is also off when i booted this morning. The time is off by 2h 17m. The npt.conf file does not look like it got configured. Since the npt.conf isn't correct why would the computer keep the correct time from the yesterday since I correct it through Yast?

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    JosephKK NNTP User

    Default Re: Desktop Clock doesn't show correct time

    On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 13:26:01 GMT, drogers8
    <drogers8@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >At my konsole the date command is also off when i booted this morning.
    >The time is off by 2h 17m. The npt.conf file does not look like it got
    >configured. Since the npt.conf isn't correct why would the computer keep
    >the correct time from the yesterday since I correct it through Yast?


    That could be a dead "CMOS battery". They are starting to disappear
    with good flash now.

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    Default Re: Desktop Clock doesn't show correct time

    What I have noticed with the desktop not having the correct time. If linux boots up with no application started at bootup time on the desktop the time is updated and shows the correct time. But if I shutdown with Kontact mail running, therefore at bootup time Kontact mail will start up then. The time is not correct and it might take 5-10min before the time does get changed to the correct time.

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