Maybe you have the time synchronizing under OS 9. (I think that setting is in the Date & time control panel.) If that is on, it could be masking the problem under OS 9.Originally posted by iceyg
yeah, well I get the same deal but when I boot 9 the clock is back to normal, so it isn't my battery. When I boot X the clock doesn't get fixed, and I have network time set on. I just have to open date and time and tell it to sync everytime I boot up, that's my work around. I should make an apple script to do this and throw it in my startup or I mean login items if it is possible...
That too is related to your PRAM getting zapped... thus also related to having a dead/dieing battery.Originally posted by Brenden
I am also having my date and time reset every second time or so when starting up into X 10.1 . I also have a DP 450 G4 Powermac. I have no such trouble when booting into 9.2.1 . One thing I do notice is that the times the clock is reset the computer takes an unusually long time booting up pausing for about 40 seconds on the grey screen with the little folder (?) icon on it - and occassionally not booting up at all with the folder icon showing a break in the middle of it.
This must be a 10.1 software issue with DP 450's or DP's in general
The combination of the battery dieing, the PRAM being zapped, and the date being reset probably can be combined with some Daylight Savings time oddity to make the date look like December 31, 1969.Originally posted by Solaris
Just a bit of general unix info:
1 Jan 1970 is the unix epoch. The unix date command works out how many seconds have passed since 00:00:00 1 Jan 1970. eg:
[localhost:~] spencer% date -r 1000000000
Sun Sep 9 01:46:40 GMT 2001
That was the 'bi-lennium' that passed recently. So when your clocks get set to a pre epoch date, something is screwed!
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