System time suddenly changed after reboot.

Andreas Rudisch cyb. at
Tue Jan 10 00:29:33 PST 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 09:01 +0000, Scott Ballantyne wrote:
> Running 5.3-RELEASE.
> After many years of using FreeBSD, and as many reboots or more, I had
> occasion to reboot today, and a few hours later discovered to my
> horror that the system time had suddenly been moved ahead to the year
> 2020!
> I did the best I could with the resulting mess, but I am curious if
> anyone else has seen this, or what would cause it.  This is the same
> hardware I have been running for a couple of years now, and I haven't
> changed anything in the bios or system.
> Thanks,
> Scott

Just an idea, but maybe the BIOS battery ran out of power and needs to
be replaced.


GnuPG key  : 0x2A573565  |
Fingerprint: 925D 2089 0BF9 8DE5 9166  33BB F0FD CD37 2A57 3565
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url :

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list