DST, will Fedora change the time on the fly?
mjs at clemson.edu
Mon Mar 9 01:11:36 UTC 2009
On Sun, 2009-03-08 at 19:14 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 19:02:49 -0400
> Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > I have the hardware clock (and Linux) set to UTC. I have the Windows
> > timezone set to GMT with the DST conversion turned off. (You need to do
> > this for *every* windows user!) Then Linux always does the right thing,
> > and Windows always leaves the clock alone. And file timestamps are
> > always correct in both systems, in case you cross-mount filesystems.
> That is definitely what I tried to do several times, and Windows
> still insisted on changing the time out from under me. I gave
> up trying to understand why. Maybe some stupid service somewhere
> "just knew" I ought to have DST adjustment turned on and helpfully
> put it back or something.
There's the setting in the clock menu (right-click on the clock icon).
That's always worked for me in XP, but I discovered recently that you
have to change the setting separately for *every* user.
> Windows time keeping was doomed from the
> moment they decided the hardware clock should keep local time anyway.
> Also as bad as the original Palm OS, a system designed almost exclusively
> for keeping track of appointments, having no DST support at all :-).
That *was* annoying. There was an add-in to deal with it, but I never
got it to work right on my 3x.
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