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Clock Constantly Wrong

  1. #11


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    I'm pretty sure I found out what's causing my problem. It's Ubuntu. If I set the right time in Windows and booted to my other Windows (say Win 7) the time will stay right. If I reboot to Win 8 the time will stay correct and I can go back and forth between versions of windows and the time will stay right. When I start Ubuntu the time will start wrong and change automatically over the internet after couple seconds. But if I start windows after Ubuntu (Win 7 or 8) the time is always 6 hrs fast and stays that way until I change it manually. I don't know why I thought it was only Win 8 that was off, I guess I must have been starting 8 after Ubuntu all the time.

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  2. #12


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    odd that unbuntu would edit something in the internal clock that windows would take error from but at least you figured it out now i would take your find to the ubuntu forums and ask them what service is messing with your clock and perhaps you can fix your problem. unless someone here does of course.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by corax View Post
    I'm pretty sure I found out what's causing my problem. It's Ubuntu. If I set the right time in Windows and booted to my other Windows (say Win 7) the time will stay right. If I reboot to Win 8 the time will stay correct and I can go back and forth between versions of windows and the time will stay right. When I start Ubuntu the time will start wrong and change automatically over the internet after couple seconds. But if I start windows after Ubuntu (Win 7 or 8) the time is always 6 hrs fast and stays that way until I change it manually. I don't know why I thought it was only Win 8 that was off, I guess I must have been starting 8 after Ubuntu all the time.
    Does Ubuntu have a "time zone" setting like Windows does" And if so, could it be possible that when you set the time zone, you clicked on the wrong one; thus, setting the clock six hours ahead? I've done that in Windows by not paying close enough attention to what I was doing or clicking too fast.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1


    The synchronization of the hardware (bios) clock and the OS clock appears to be a two-way street:

    I just tested the above:

    I booted into my bios and advanced the clock by 1 full day.
    I then booted directly into 8.1 and noticed that clock was also advanced by 1 day (bios updated OS clock).
    I then did a time sync from within Windows 8.1 and it reset the clock to the proper day (back 1 day).
    I then rebooted into my bios and noticed that the time was now shown correctly (same as windows 8.1).

    Now I can see how it could get totally whacked in a dual boot arrangement.

    Cheers,

    my2cents
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  5. #15


    Posts : 49
    win 7, 8.1, Ubuntu


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by corax View Post
    I'm pretty sure I found out what's causing my problem. It's Ubuntu. If I set the right time in Windows and booted to my other Windows (say Win 7) the time will stay right. If I reboot to Win 8 the time will stay correct and I can go back and forth between versions of windows and the time will stay right. When I start Ubuntu the time will start wrong and change automatically over the internet after couple seconds. But if I start windows after Ubuntu (Win 7 or 8) the time is always 6 hrs fast and stays that way until I change it manually. I don't know why I thought it was only Win 8 that was off, I guess I must have been starting 8 after Ubuntu all the time.
    Does Ubuntu have a "time zone" setting like Windows does" And if so, could it be possible that when you set the time zone, you clicked on the wrong one; thus, setting the clock six hours ahead? I've done that in Windows by not paying close enough attention to what I was doing or clicking too fast.
    There is a time zone setting in Ubuntu and I had it set on the proper zone for me. As I start up Ubuntu and watch the upper right corner where the time is displayed I can see the time as the system starts up. It starts wrong (6 hours ahead London time perhaps?)and then automatically goes to the correct time. There is a setting in Ubuntu to set time by internet like in Windows.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
    odd that unbuntu would edit something in the internal clock that windows would take error from but at least you figured it out now i would take your find to the ubuntu forums and ask them what service is messing with your clock and perhaps you can fix your problem. unless someone here does of course.
    I suppose some sort bug report would be in order I'm not exactly sure where to post that, if there are any others willing to volunteer who know more about that sort of thing....
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  7. #17


    Posts : 49
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    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    The synchronization of the hardware (bios) clock and the OS clock appears to be a two-way street:

    I just tested the above:

    I booted into my bios and advanced the clock by 1 full day.
    I then booted directly into 8.1 and noticed that clock was also advanced by 1 day (bios updated OS clock).
    I then did a time sync from within Windows 8.1 and it reset the clock to the proper day (back 1 day).
    I then rebooted into my bios and noticed that the time was now shown correctly (same as windows 8.1).

    Now I can see how it could get totally whacked in a dual boot arrangement.

    Cheers,

    my2cents
    Thanks for verifying that.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by corax View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
    odd that unbuntu would edit something in the internal clock that windows would take error from but at least you figured it out now i would take your find to the ubuntu forums and ask them what service is messing with your clock and perhaps you can fix your problem. unless someone here does of course.
    I suppose some sort bug report would be in order I'm not exactly sure where to post that, if there are any others willing to volunteer who know more about that sort of thing....
    seems they already know about it lol dual boot - Clock time is off by 4 hours - Ask Ubuntu https://www.google.com/search?q=time...m=122&ie=UTF-8
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by corax View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
    odd that unbuntu would edit something in the internal clock that windows would take error from but at least you figured it out now i would take your find to the ubuntu forums and ask them what service is messing with your clock and perhaps you can fix your problem. unless someone here does of course.
    I suppose some sort bug report would be in order I'm not exactly sure where to post that, if there are any others willing to volunteer who know more about that sort of thing....
    seems they already know about it lol dual boot - Clock time is off by 4 hours - Ask Ubuntu https://www.google.com/search?q=time...m=122&ie=UTF-8
    Thanks for finding this! There are workarounds posted here so I don't have to constantly manually change my clock now. I can either change Windows through a registry setting or change Ubuntu in one of its settings.
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  10. #20


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    WIN 7 PRO x64, WIN 8.1 PRO x64


    glad to help make sure you mark the thread as solved.
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