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Re: Bug#116780: util-linux: hwclock shouldn't be run

On  31 Oct, this message from Chris Tillman echoed through cyberspace:
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 07:17:59PM +0100, Olaf Hering wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 31, John Goerzen wrote:
>> > Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de> writes:
>> > 
>> > > As far as I understand it clock from powerpc-utils is obsolete and you can
>> > > use hwclock on all machines (including PReP machines?). Does that mean you
>> > > will remove the clock program from powerpc-utils?
>> > 
>> > I'm not so sure this is true.  I've had terrible trouble with hwclock
>> > setting the CMOS clock to either 1903 or 1933.  It seems to cause
>> > significant problems in this area.  The clock program works fine.
> Sounds like you should watch out for that firmware update. Just a point to
> ponder, all the old Macs would start setting themselves back to time 0
> (1/1/1904) when their PRAM batteries were going bad. You might just have a
> weak battery.

FWIW, I don't think recent PowerBooks even have a PRAM battery; I think
they only have the main battery. Older ones (my PB500 comes to mind) had
a small watch-style battery for clock and nvram backup.



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