Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-user

From: Ben Ricker <ben.ricker@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] date and time set to April 1976
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 00:06:27
Message-Id: 2d0247c00602141604mb4199cbn6fdcaee7470e2742@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] date and time set to April 1976 by Y-Lan Boureau
I looked at my OLD Power Mac MT (mobo fabbed in 1997) and it HAS a dead
battery. It resets to Jan 1, 1970 every reboot. Basic point: I do not think
it will "keep time" if the batter is dead.

Anyway, glad you have it fixed!

Au revoir,

Ben Ricker

On 2/14/06, Y-Lan Boureau <blauenote@×××××.fr> wrote:
> > Actually someone just told me that the clock always works even if the > battery is dead, so it means nothing that time is passing :-( > Hope it's not the case though. > > *Y-Lan Boureau <blauenote@×××××.fr>* a écrit : > > > *Ben Ricker <ben.ricker@×××××.com>* a écrit : Note that this can als > indicate that the Mobo battery that keeps the time synced when the power is > off may be dead. > > No no, today we are April 14th, 1976, and four days ago was April 10th, > 1976, so time is actually kept :-) > > Thanks everyone, I'll try tonight as soon as I have my computer in front > of me. > > Cheers, > > Y-Lan > > > > > > But try the hwclock stuff first. > > On 2/13/06, Christophe Choumert <christophe.choumert@×××××××××××××.org> > wrote: > > > > On Monday 13 February 2006 ! 13:36, Y-Lan Boureau wrote: > > > Does anyone know a fix to this -- either, how I could set correct > > time > > > and date in Open Firmware, or allow Linux to remember its own time and > > > date ? > > > > The relevant option is in /etc/conf.d/clock : > > --- > > # If you want to set the Hardware Clock to the current System Time > > # during shutdown, then say "yes" here. > > > > CLOCK_SYSTOHC="yes" > > --- > > > > followed by > > % rc-update add clock boot > > to make sure it runs at boot and halt. > > > > > cheers, > > > Y-Lan > > > > Cheers, > > Christophe > > > > PS: my MacOS X wo! n't boot anymore either, I wish I knew why. > > -- > > gentoo-ppc-user@g.o mailing list > > > > > > > -- > Ben Ricker > He's just this guy, you know? > > > ------------------------------ > Nouveau : téléphonez moins cher avec Yahoo! Messenger ! Découvez les > tarifs exceptionnels pour appeler la France et l'international. > Téléchargez<http://us.rd.yahoo.com/messenger/mail_taglines/default/*http://fr.beta.messenger.yahoo.com>la version beta. > > > ------------------------------ > Nouveau : téléphonez moins cher avec Yahoo! Messenger ! Découvez les > tarifs exceptionnels pour appeler la France et l'international. > Téléchargez<http://us.rd.yahoo.com/messenger/mail_taglines/default/*http://fr.beta.messenger.yahoo.com>la version beta. > >
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