Saturday, January 6, 2007

Quicktip - disable your time and date from being reset to UTC in Ubuntu

I recently had a friend using Ubuntu who’s time/date was constantly being set back to UTC, much to her frustration.

Here’s how to change this behavior.

First, we’re going to modify (and make a backup of) your rcS file in the /etc/default directory.

sudo cp /etc/default/rcS /etc/default/rcS.bak

gksudo gedit /etc/default/rcS

Look for the line that says:


and change it to:


Now, save the file and go to System - Administration - Time and Date and set your info to the correct time and date.

Lastly let’s restart the hardware clock

sudo /etc/init.d/ restart

You should be at the correct time and date now.

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