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Re: Back in time without even a warning

On Mon, 2001-10-22 at 06:34, Laurent de Segur wrote:

> I just experienced my first battery replacement with my iBook 2002
> running Debian. While on the road and before running out juice, I
> swapped batteries. Unfortunately, I discovered that there is no backup
> battery on the iBook 2001. So the clock got reset (I may have taken 30
> secs to unpack the new one.) 
> What's curious is that when I rebooted, I didn't even get a message that the
> clock was set earlier than when the system was shut down. Is this an option
> that needs to be set and is off by default?

Not that I know of. Either way, this is rather off-topic on this list...

> It is not really hard to write an init script that would do just that,
> but because of the serious implications there is booting the machine
> with a reset clock, it would be nice if this was a feature set by
> default system-wide.

So you volunteer to do it and submit it for inclusion into our great
distribution? I'm looking forward to it! ;)

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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