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weird time problem

Postby johnbro on Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:28 pm

Hi all!
Installed Mint just over a week ago, loving it great to use. Anyway I'm dual booting with Vista home premium sp1 on separate hdd's my problem is that if I correct the time in mint I then have to correct it in Vista next time I boot into it, and vice versa.I live in the UK, and Its normally plus or minus one hour, could this be an issue with BST, or am I experiencing a d'oh moment?
Any ideas?
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Re: weird time problem

Postby Husse on Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:02 pm

This is something that has caused problems to some people over time :)
But I don't see the option in Elyssa that caused problems in earlier versions - and it was simply that you chose to use UTC instead of local time - and during DST in Britain there is a one hour difference
Select to synchronize with internet servers in Elyssa - and use it long enough to set the BIOS clock.
Then reboot into Vista and see if the problem remains
And it is certainly something with DST - UTC
One of your systems keeps BST, which is = UTC and the other UK DST
So it could also be a bug in how Vista handles DST - I think it is correct in Mint Elyssa
BST British Standard Time
UTC Greenwich Mean time which is = BST when no DST
DST Daylight Saving Time (march to october)
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Re: weird time problem

Postby johnbro on Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:40 am

Thanks Husse!

Speedy reply, I think you're right about it being a vista problem! :roll:
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