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Sunday April 06, 2003
02:56 PM

DST and Linux oddities

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This morning, while in Linux, I set the clock ahead an hour for DST. Suddenly, things started acting weird.

Window scrolling didn't work right any more - it became jerky. Also, some windows simply wouldn't move at all. Mozilla wouldn't start. Some windows wouldn't respond at all. Oh, and mpg123 wouldn't work properly.

Restarting X didn't work, either. I had to reboot the system. Ah, well. I guess a once a year reboot is something I can live with. :)

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  • I expect you'll have the same effect when you switch back to Winter Time.

    Doesn't your system automatically do this switch for you? Even Windows98 is that smart. ;-)

  • my linux boxes did the right thing all by themselves. the clock went from 1:59 to 3:00 with nary a hitch. do you dual-boot (and hence keep your hardware clock set to localtime vs GMT)?
  • You probably don't have your timezone set correctly. What does /etc/localtime point to?