why is the date and time wrong on my dashboard?

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vk2spb
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why is the date and time wrong on my dashboard?

Post by vk2spb » Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:04 am

Hi there, why is the date and time wrong on my dashboard even though I have set it to my time zone (AEDT) in the configuaration?....Thanks for your help.

KE7FNS
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Re: why is the date and time wrong on my dashboard?

Post by KE7FNS » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:22 am

Because RPi's don't have traditional real time clocks with a battery backup. The time is synced during boot with a time server over the network.

Try rebooting it, that should fix it, but it is also possible the network is taking longer than normal to become stable. I explained it in a similar post.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2502&#p12299
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vk2spb
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Re: why is the date and time wrong on my dashboard?

Post by vk2spb » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:57 pm

KE7FNS wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:22 am
Because RPi's don't have traditional real time clocks with a battery backup. The time is synced during boot with a time server over the network.

Try rebooting it, that should fix it, but it is also possible the network is taking longer than normal to become stable. I explained it in a similar post.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2502&#p12299
Thanks for answering my question, mate.

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