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Clock in win8 changes time when I switch between OS's

  1. #11


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    The time zone stays the same but the time changes
    I regularly run into the very same problem after I install a new Linux distro -- as Linux default to UTC, while Windows defaults to local time.

    The fix I use is described in post #8. You need to use gksu because you must edit that file as ROOT -- not your usual user id.
    If the OP has not enabled Root, they will have to do the following "sudo passwd root" in a terminal window.

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  2. #12


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    In the case of Ubuntu it's
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/default/rcS 
    I'm not sure if it's the same with Zorin. Oh I just searched on Zorin site, yup it is if you're using Gnome text editor. I left it open the first time because different distribution use different text editors.
    Nano is a good one, Gedit is what I use all of the time.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 13
    8.1


    It seems like I'm caught in a loop which goes like this...
    -I reset the time in Win to 10am
    -I checked the BIOS and it said 10am
    As long as I stay in Win the time remains correct
    -Open Zorin and the time said 5am BUT! after about 30 sec. it corrected itself to 10am
    -I went back to Win and time was now reset to 3pm
    -I check the BIOS and it was also reset to 3pm

    Here is a sreen shot of the T window, not sure whats going on?

    I really appreciate all your help
    Last edited by Erndog; 11 Jan 2015 at 23:14.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 13
    8.1


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  5. #15



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Looks good. read this thread at Ubuntu forums. They have a lot of dual booters.
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  6. #16


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    You will have to use Sudo to make the changes.

    Make Linux use 'Local' time


    To tell your Ubuntu system that the hardware clock is set to 'local' time:

    1. edit /etc/default/rcS
    2. add or change the following section# Set UTC=yes if your hardware clock is set to UTC (GMT)
      UTC=no
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  7. #17


    Posts : 13
    8.1


    It worked. The timed arwe correct for each OS.
    Thank you everyone for all your help!
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  8. #18



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Glad to help, I had the same problem on my Ubuntu/Windows 7 dual boot laptop.
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