>I am using RH6.0 and the clock does not stay accurate. I think this is
>caused by my powering down the PC for most of the day and night. I set
>it with Linuxconf and noticed that there was an option to store the time
>in the BIOS using GMT but that it warned not to do this if another OS is
>installed (Win95 here). So I don't know why this is happening. I would
>think Linux could poll the BIOS clock on boot up to set its time. What
Firstly, you shouldn't rely on an application to set the time for you. You
should either set it manually (man date) or have a program (the name escapes
me at the moment) grab the date/time from the Internet set your clock.
Does Windoze report the correct time at bootup? Otherwise, your CMOS battery
could be dead. (Happens all the time). If that's the case, just haul your
'puter open, take the battery out and take it to a local computer shop. You
should be able to pick up a new one fairly cheap.
As for setting the BIOS clock according to GMT, that's something that's
apparently a tradition of sorts. With your clock set to GMT, applications
calculate the local time according to your timezone setting (IE: my TZ is
EST, GMT -5:00).
Humming along under SuSE Linux 6.0 / OS/2 Warp 4