Ancient date on TiBook (Was: Titanium trackpad blues)
On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 10:00:58AM -0700, natural.resonance wrote:
> > I thought adb was related to macintosh input devices. If not, what is it?
> it provides access to the raw adb bus as far as i understand, pre
> input layer the mouse was at /dev/adbmouse and there is no device for
> keyboards on any arch. /sbin/clock uses /dev/adb to set the clock
> (wacky ain't it).
Okay, Ethan - seems you know something about time om PowerBooks. Do you
(or anyone else on this list) have a clue on this one also:
When my TiBook dies fram a drained out battery, upon restart the time is
reset to 1933. running 'date' says it is 1903. Running ntpdate doesn't
help - suspect it doesn't deal well with "negative" dates below 1970.
I made ntpdate work again by manually running 'date -u 010112002000'
before the ntpdate command.
Would it maybe make sense to add this kind of "reset" to the kernel -
maybe with an earlier date, like 1/1 1970. If not, then maybe just add
such reset in ntpdate?
Jonas Smedegaard (newborn Debian Developer)
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