Bug 72303 - dateconfig changes time if BIOS accessed while running
dateconfig changes time if BIOS accessed while running
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dateconfig (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2002-08-22 17:11 EDT by Daniel Ganek
Modified: 2012-03-06 11:34 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-23 15:57:01 EDT
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Description Daniel Ganek 2002-08-22 17:11:58 EDT
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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.  

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How reproducible:
Always

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
4.Run dataconfig
	

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

Additional info:
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-08-22 17:35:14 EDT
Do things work correctly if you just run dateconfig without going into the bios?
Comment 2 Daniel Ganek 2002-08-23 15:56:48 EDT
dateconfig works as expected if the BIOS is NOT entered
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2002-10-22 15:51:27 EDT
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'.

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