HOWTO: Set Clock
Setting your Clock
For the whole of this how-to you need to be root user. So you might as well `su` now
Adding NTP to your system
First off we are going to set up so that your computer will go out and find out what time it is on its own.
# equo install net-misc/ntp
The next two commands will update the time on your system and adjust the time for your hardware clock
# ntpdate time-a.nist.gov # hwclock --systohc
Finally we are going to tell your computer that it needs to check the time when it boots up, and keep checking occasionally as long as it is booted up. Also we will set it up so that it will act as a time server for any other devices you might have on your network.
# rc-update add ntpd default # rc-update add ntp-client default
Setting System Time
In our last step we set our hardware clock, now we are going to define our hardware clock. In you favorite text editor, as root, you need to edit:
You should see a line at the bottom of the top section that looks like
If it says anything other than UTC edit it and make it just as that line is in the example. Save and exit.
Setting Local Time
Finally we are going to tell the computer what time zone you are in.
First things first, we remove the link that already exists
# rm /etc/localtime
Now we are going to set a link to your actual timezone. The easiest way to drill down to this is using TAB complete, where you type a few letters and hit the tab key to complete the next little bit. If there are too many options it will show you your available options and then you keep typing. A pretty nifty trick.
# ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/USE_TAB_COMPLETE_HERE_TO_SELECT /etc/localtime
an example would be
ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Adak /etc/localtime
All done and thanks for playing ~Az