[olpc-help] Setting the time
rick at emery.homelinux.net
Fri Feb 22 08:44:44 EST 2008
Quoting Laurie DeMott <demotlj at unionuniversitychurch.org>:
> My XO clock reads thirteen hours fast and I have tried following the wiki
> to reset it but have been unsuccessful. The timezone is correct but when I
> enter /usr/sbin/ntpdate time.nist.gov, Terminal tells me "no server
> suitable for synchronization found". I also tried ntpdate pool.ntp.org
> (as described in another wiki) but was told "command not found". I did
> use the su command to get super user priviledges so that's not the
> problem. My Linux abilities are limited to what I can copy from a wiki.
> Any suggestions?
I haven't messed with ntpdate yet, but as a quick fix you can use the
"date" command (doesn't require a network connection). You can get the
format by typing "date --help", but I believe it is:
so "date 022208422008" should do it (replacing the date and time with
yours, of course).
Hope this helps.
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