[mythtv] A Couple Questions
danielk at cuymedia.net
Sat Apr 15 11:53:47 UTC 2006
On Sat, 2006-04-15 at 09:44 +0100, Steve Daniels wrote:
> Cool, thanks Daniel. I've updated and I'm recompiling right now. You know
> how people are saying that the hwclock should be set to UTC. I tried to do
> that (in the bios) but eventually it resets itself. I guess I'm not real
> clear on how to setup hwclock to use UTC time. Is it ultimately necessary?
I don't think this is needed. But it is how I handle time.
> You're not dual booting are you?
No, not since Windows 95. But I know that Microsoft Windows likes to set
the hardware clock to localtime. But I believe you can get around this
by telling it that you live in Iceland for the timezone setting, because
Icelandic time is always UTC (i.e. there is no daylight savings time
there). The Windows clock will be report Icelandic time, so if that is
not acceptable you can add ntpdate to your Linux startup. With ntpdate
in your startup Linux will get the date from the network and ignore the
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