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  • #68882
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    Hi, new to antix. I struggle a bit with setting the system time.
    When I change the time in controlcenter it is again two hours ahead after reboot.
    Any suggestions?

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    Did you set correct timezone as well as actual time.

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    Yes, both.

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    Do you dual boot with windows? Did you select to use local time or UTC when installing?

    Check how the hardware clock is set
    sudo hwclock --verbose | grep -i hardware
    If it tells you Hardware clock is localtime (the one used by windows),
    Hardware clock is on local time
    then you also need to set your linux time to use “local time”

    sudo ntpdate pool.ntp.org
    sudo hwclock --systohc --localtime

    And that should keep the correct time after reboot.

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    Thanks for the quick answer! What is your time zone? Still awake or already up?
    😉
    Here is what I got:

    sudo hwclock –systohc –localtime –verbose
    hwclock from util-linux 2.33.1
    System Time: 1634370426.903076
    Trying to open: /dev/rtc0
    Trying to open: /dev/rtc
    Trying to open: /dev/misc/rtc
    No usable clock interface found.
    hwclock: Cannot access the Hardware Clock via any known method.

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    Strange. What does
    sudo hwclock
    display (without any options)

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    hwclock: Cannot access the Hardware Clock via any known method.

    Is the BIOS password protected or locked ?

    #68943
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    No everything open.
    Battery?
    How can I test the battery without opening the hardware?

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    See if this thread helps. It looks similar to your case:
    Debian – hwclock: Cannot access the Hardware Clock via any known method

    Probably after setting this you no longer need to change the hardware clock, but first lets make sure this works.

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    tried to install acpitool via sudo apt-get install acpitool
    Any idea why this does not work?

    No error message through install process
    but:

    acpi -V
    bash: acpi: Kommando nicht gefunden. (command not found)
    
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    I think it is time we know what version of antiX is installed.
    inxi -Fxz

    I have acpi work on my system OK.

    $ acpi -V
    Battery 0: Full, 100%
    Battery 0: design capacity 4400 mAh, last full capacity 3663 mAh = 83%
    Adapter 0: on-line
    Cooling 0: Processor 0 of 10
    Cooling 1: Processor 0 of 10
    Cooling 2: Processor 0 of 10
    Cooling 3: intel_powerclamp no state information available
    Cooling 4: x86_pkg_temp no state information available
    Cooling 5: Processor 0 of 10

    So either a package is missing or your system needs a different kernel version to get the best out of your hardware.

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    cat /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/available_clocksource

    gives

    tsc refined-jiffies jiffies 
    

    Updating grub with jiffies?

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    $ inxi -Fxz
    System:    Kernel: 4.9.0-264-antix.1-486-smp i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 Desktop: IceWM 2.8.0 
               Distro: antiX-19.4_386-base Grup Yorum 20 May 2021 base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) 
    Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Sony product: PCG-GRT785B(DE) v: 01 serial: <filter> 
               Mobo: N/A model: N/A serial: N/A BIOS: Phoenix v: R0043F0 date: 01/16/2004 
    CPU:       Info: Single Core model: Intel Pentium 4 bits: 32 type: MCP arch: Netburst Northwood rev: 9 
               cache: L2: 512 KiB 
               flags: pae sse sse2 bogomips: 5345 
               Speed: 2673 MHz min/max: N/A Core speed (MHz): 1: 2673 
    Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA NV17M [GeForce4 420 Go] vendor: Sony driver: N/A bus-ID: 01:00.0 
               Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: loaded: nouveau,vesa unloaded: fbdev,modesetting 
               resolution: 1024x768 
               OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 7.0 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 18.3.6 direct render: Yes 
    Audio:     Device-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7012 AC97 Sound vendor: Sony driver: snd_intel8x0 
               v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.7 
               Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k4.9.0-264-antix.1-486-smp running: yes 
    Network:   Device-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet vendor: Sony driver: sis900 
               v: kernel port: 2000 bus-ID: 00:04.0 
               IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
    Drives:    Local Storage: total: 55.89 GiB used: 2.69 GiB (4.8%) 
               ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: DK23FA-60 size: 55.89 GiB 
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 10.79 GiB used: 2.56 GiB (23.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
               ID-2: /home size: 43.14 GiB used: 119.8 MiB (0.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
    Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 768 MiB used: 10.4 MiB (1.4%) dev: /dev/sda2 
    Sensors:   Message: No sensor data found. Is lm-sensors configured? 
    Info:      Processes: 128 Uptime: 55m Memory: 492.1 MiB used: 404.7 MiB (82.2%) Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 
               Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 Packages: 1255 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.3 inxi: 3.3.06 
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    Thanks for the inxi information.
    I tried searching for clock problems related to the PCG-GRT785B, but found nothing.

    What I did find is that older systems do seem to boot with the wrong time. Some are related to bad cmos battery, but others seem to need to change the time in BIOS for it to pickup correctly on Linux.

    I hope one of the antiX forum residents with a lot of experience on aging hardware can give better advise. The only thing I can think of is using ntpd service to get the time from internet servers every few hours, but that is more of a workaround instead of a proper solution.

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    thank you. I’ ll have a look what I can do in the BIOS

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