Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72303
dateconfig changes time if BIOS accessed while running
Last modified: 2012-03-06 11:34:26 EST
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Description of problem:
Dell laptops allow the user to enter the BIOS at anytime (Fn-F1). If the user
enters the BIOS
while linux is running , returns and and runs dataconfig, dataconfig resets the
time by adding
the timezone offset to the current time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.On a DELL laptop boot linux
2.Press Fn-F1 to enter the BIOS,
3.Press ESC to return to linux
Actual Results: Time has been increment by the timezone offset; e.g., if the
timezone is EDT the time has been decrement by 4 hours.
Expected Results: Time should be left alone
Do things work correctly if you just run dateconfig without going into the bios?
dateconfig works as expected if the BIOS is NOT entered
I think that this is a rather uncommon situation and therefore not worthy of
investing time in. That's not to say that something better couldn't be done but
there are much more important issues to tend to. Closing as 'wontfix'.