Windows 10: time wrong, while time zone is correct.

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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)
       26 Oct 2016 #11

    bro67 said: View Post
    The easy way is to go into /etc/default/rcS and cange UTC = yes to UTC = no.
    I tried that fix in LM18 MATE about a month ago.
    I didn't mention it, as (on my PC) it worked the first time (test run) but it hasn't worked since.

    I haven't checked to see if something creates a new version of that "rcS" file at every boot/login.
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       26 Oct 2016 #12

    It is a factor of two evils. This is where the other file is that affects clock settings.

    2.4 How Linux keeps Track of Time Zones

    You probably set your time zone correctly when you installed Linux. But if you have to change it for some reason, or if the local laws regarding DST have changed (as they do frequently in some countries), then you'll need to know how to change it. If your system time is off by some exact number of hours, you may have a time zone problem (or a DST problem).

    Time zone and DST information is stored in /usr/share/zoneinfo (or /usr/lib/zoneinfo on older systems). The local time zone is determined by a symbolic link from /etc/localtime to one of these files. The way to change your timezone is to change the link. If your local DST dates have changed, you'll have to edit the file.

    The Archwiki has saved my rear a few times when working with Linux. I always use Webmin on those machines that are servers. I used to swap between Linux Mint and Windows 10 when 10 first came out. I would keep a up to date cloned image on my NAS, so that I could use Clonezilla to swap the install on my Laptop that I had at that time. I do not even bother with dual boot on my Macbook Air, since my wife has Windows 10 on her laptop.
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)
       04 Nov 2016 #13

    bro67 said: View Post
    It is a factor of two evils.
    Thanks for that tip.

    I haven't had any time to look into it yet (too busy battling Android+Java+MVC).
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       05 Nov 2016 #14

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Thanks for that tip. I haven't had any time to look into it yet (too busy battling Android+Java+MVC).
    Just add to the post-its or bookmark. You always have to know about the whole UTC stuff when programming. Look at how the whole saving a couple of bits got everyone running around like Chicken Little when they believed that the whole world would end on 01/01/01. Or was it 01/01/00.
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