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Bug 455997 - System time is always 2h ahead after reboot.
Summary: System time is always 2h ahead after reboot.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-20 03:14 UTC by Konrad Kosmowski
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:15 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:05:12 UTC

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Description Konrad Kosmowski 2008-07-20 03:14:08 UTC
Description of problem: I use local time (not UTC) as my system clock. I prefer
it this way. The system seems to assume that UTC clock is always on. I've set
the system like always. /etc/localtime is a copy of
/usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Warsaw. My /etc/sysconfig/clock file is:


Still each time I boot/reboot system time gets two hours ahead and also
incorrect (two hours ahead) time is stored in hwclock.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Install Fedora 9, set the clock as local (not UTC).
2. After instalation reboot the system.
Actual results: Each time the system clock goes 2 hours ahead and each time the
wrong time is stored to hardware clock.

Expected results: Get the proper time.

Additional info: I've noticed that /etc/rc.sysinit is different that in previous
(Fedora 8) release and does not contain the code regarding clock. I think it has
some something to do with upstart introduction. The system is Eee PC 900. I
haven't checked that issue on other systems.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2008-07-22 14:46:28 UTC
What kernel are you using? Have you rebuilt it with a custom configuration?

Comment 2 Konrad Kosmowski 2008-07-22 15:19:08 UTC
I am using stock Fedora kernel. The version that came with installation since I
haven't managed to make madwifi work with newer versions.

Newertheles it is clearly timezone/init issue.

Additionally yesterday everything was fine but the system (BIOS) clock. It looks
like I own borked Eee PC or it is a feature of this hardware.

I'll be watching the issue and I'll update if I find something new.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2008-07-22 15:28:57 UTC
The reason I asked about the kernel is to check if you're running into bug
447019 - if you've not rebuilt your kernel, or aren't using a Fedora 8 kernel,
that's unlikely to be what you're seeing. (You could try the patch anyways, of

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 02:08:50 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 9.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:05:12 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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