Setting Day Light Savings

Jonathan Dill jonathan at
Fri May 26 16:31:27 CDT 2006

Stop ntpd then run:

hwclock --systohc

Start up ntpd again.  I'm a little rusty on Fedora mainly using Debian 
or Ubuntu these days.  On Debian ntpdate is in a separate package from 
ntpd don't know about Fedora.  I think there's some cutesy command 
interface to stop and start services these days, but I'd probably just 
do it the old fashioned way, to hazard a guess it would look something 
like this:

yum install ntpdate
/etc/rc.d/init.d/ntpd stop
hwclock --systohc
/etc/rc.d/init.d/ntpd start

ntpd is usually configured to ignore time updates if the difference 
exceeds some threshhold, this is for security and stability.  ntpdate 
will allow you to be insane if you wanna be.

BTW if you have the desktop software installed and vncserver, you could 
always start up vncserver and connect to the vnc session to run some gui 
if you have to, it's not a big deal.

Bryan wrote:
> Thanks for your quick reply but this machine is remote and does not run an 
> xserver.  It there a command line way to do this?
> Thanks again,
> Bryan

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