PCLinuxOS - Program to update clock in taskbar?

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  1. zapjb

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    I need a program to update my clock from timeservers.

    As well as turning off/shutting down PCLOS. I also unplug my computer. So the time is hours off.

    What program will fetch the correct time & change the taskbar clock? Thanks.
     
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    No or it's not working on my install.

    That helped to a point. But doesn't work for me.

    When my clock is behind it is behind in both partitions XP & PCLOS. In PCLOS clock doesn't catch up. Unless I boot into XP & connect to net then 5-10mins I think StayLive.exe gets the current time & changes my clock. Then I boot into PCLOS my clock is correct again.

    So I still need a PCLOS only solution.
     
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    Thanks. I feel like such a knucklehead with Linux. Lol.

    There was no no timezone selected. And unchecked was "Set date & time automatically".

    So next time I boot into PCLOS after having been unplugged. My time will be behind.

    But I expect upon connecting to the net, this will be resolved. I'll let you know.
     
  6. Arup

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    Change the battery of your motherboard, you won't loose your time sync.
     
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    Nah. I'd be forever changing batteries. As often as I pull the plug from the wall.
     
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    The RTC on board consumes very little power, I turn my PC off every night, so far for the last 3 years, my clock has kept time and my battery is still running.
     
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    Turning off & unplugging are different. I unplug quite often, hence early battery slowness & or death.

    I could be wrong.
     
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    You turn off the computer before unplugging it, right? I dont see how that would affect the cmos battery.

    If the BIOS does show the right time then the battery wouldnt need replacing anyways.

    and btw is PCLOS showing teh right time now?
     
  11. Arup

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    I turn off my UPS, this cuts off the power supply to my PC's SMPS thereby the clock is now using the battery, since it uses minimal amount of current, the drain on the battery is quite low.
     
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    You are correct. I got a CMOS battery warning at bootup.

    Changed & running fine.

    This fine forum saves silly me again. Thanks.

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  13. Arup

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    You are welcome, you can also try suspend to ram if your system supports it, next best thing to shutting off your total system, consumes very little current, all your fans get shut off as well.
     
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