[arch-general] UTC

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Feb 18 11:50:06 EST 2013

Hi :)

after a reboot there always is an offset of -3600 sec, when running

# timedatectl status | grep local
    RTC in local TZ: yes
Warning: The RTC is configured to maintain time in the local time zone.
            RTC in UTC, by calling 'timedatectl set-local-rtc 0'.

# timedatectl set-local-rtc 1
Failed to issue method call: Input/output error

Sometimes I don't get an output when running "timedatectl set-local-rtc 1".

# cat /etc/adjtime

# ls -l /etc/localtime
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Feb 17 22:35 /etc/localtime ->

For my old Arch Linux install there wasn't this issue. I suspect I make a
mistake, I'm missing something now.

I already asked at the German forums, but until now without success:

FWIW I don't have a Windows installed, this machine is a *NIX multi-boot
only. I'm aware about the drawbacks and advantages of both, the usage of
UTC and local time and in 10 years I never experienced a drawback using
local time. At the moment it's simply more comfortable for me, if I've got
local time available for the BIOS. The reason for this should be
unimportant for this thread.


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