to my knowledge, Debian is reading time and date from CMOS when booting.
Make sure you have the right timezone, the correct CMOS time - either
local or GMT - and that the system knows what it is - local or GMT.
Besides, under Debian you can read and write the CMOS clock with the
clock command in /sbin (not /usr/bin/X11).
Further, you might want to have a look at the adjtimex package. It
corrects CMOS clocks which are usually notorious for either speeding or
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