[parisc-linux] Problems with hardware clock

James P. Kinney III jkinney@localnetsolutions.com
29 Apr 2002 09:49:20 -0400

That really sounds like a dead battery problem to me. I don't ave near
the PaRISK experience that I do on intel and sgi. But the symptoms are
identical to to dead battery symptoms on both other platforms.

On Mon, 2002-04-29 at 09:38, kenneth westelinck wrote:
> Hi,
> When I first booted my 712/60, that was a few months ago, it was running
> some old HP-UX version. Also, the clock was running 7 years behind. After
> upgrading my box to Linux I tried to set this clock to a more recent point
> in time. No luck however, the date command is -for some reason- not working
> for me. So I'm using this workaround to set my clock:
> hwclock --set --date="04/29/2002 15:22:00", then hwclock --hctosys.
> The problem is that the system does not appear to keep track of time when
> it's powered off.
> So if I shutdown the system, today at 18h00, the date will still be
> 04/29/2002 - 18h00 if I boot the system tomorrow. Sometimes the date is
> reset to 1970. Currently I'm using NTP to bypass this issue.
> Any ideas why this is happening? Could it be that some battery is dead?
> (According to this site my box should be Y2K compliant:
> http://www.wagoneers.com/UNIX/HP-UX/Y2k.html)
> Thanks.
> Kenneth
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