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

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


    I have a dual boot set-up with 2hhd's. Win8 on one and Zorin9 on the other.
    Whenever I switch from Zorin to Win8 the clock in Win8 advances by 5 hours
    The time zone stays the same but the time changes
    The clock in Zorin = no problem.

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    How old is your CMOS battery ?
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    Sorry, I can't spell your state. Boston is easier to spell for me. Check it out though - Boston is 5h off of UTC (or GMT if you prefer). That is almost certainly your issue rather than a co-incidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Sorry, I can't spell your state. Boston is easier to spell for me. Check it out though - Boston is 5h off of UTC (or GMT if you prefer). That is almost certainly your issue rather than a co-incidence.

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    Lol on "can't spell your state", many folks in the US have a hard time with it.
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    Bamberg Germany
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    See this from stack exchange. I had the same problem with Windows 7/Ubuntu 13.10 dual-boot. That I decided to stay dual boot I just Saved this on an external disk to remember for all Ubuntu(on which Zorin is based) distros: Make Linux use 'Local' time

    To tell your Ubuntu system that the hardware clock is set to 'local' time:
    1. Open a terminal and type:
      Code:
       edit /etc/default/rcS
    2. Then add or change the following section: #
      Code:
       Set UTC=yes if your hardware clock is set to UTC (GMT)UTC=no

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    Thx, but when I typed edit /etc/default/rcS I got warning: unknown mime type
    ????
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    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.
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    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.
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    Central IL
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    That is the same issue I had with Xubuntu. That fix worked like a charm to stop the 5 hour difference. Linux likes to go in and advance the bios clock for some reason. I do not know if they fixed it with the newest kernel.
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