Heh. Every install
of Red Hat
6.x I've had the pleasure of working with has a strange behavior regarding time. It decides, seemingly randomly, to reset the time.
I've finally found a fix for this, on the KDE
site. These version of Red Hat don't properly decide what time zone
ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo /usr/lib/zoneinfo
does the trick.
The first machine that I discovered this on was my IBM Thinkpad
, and I just chalked it up to it's weird BIOS
mistakes, and/or the fact that I was switching hard disks constantly before I really had it set up well. I got used to thinking in terms of GMT
and eventually I learned to synch
the clock, made a nice alias for it and put it in my .bashrc
file. For the interested:
# echo "alias settime='rdate -s tock.usno.navy.mil'" >> /root/.bashrc
Note: if you mess up and put one > into the above statement, it overwrite
s your (root
's) .bashrc file. Such is life with UNIX
I've noticed that our webserver
does the same thing, and a server doesn't power cycle nearly as often as a laptop, nor is it booting another OS, nor does it use APM. Hmmm...
Now it's gone and done it twice! It's not in Greenwich Mean anymore, it's in India Standard Time! WTF?
Thanks, Red Hat!
This isn't really a negative opinion of Red Hat, it's just a little quirk. I wouldn't keep running it at home if I didn't like it.