System time suddenly changed after reboot.

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Tue Jan 10 07:03:34 PST 2006

On Jan 10, 2006, at 12:29 AM, Andreas Rudisch wrote:

> 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.
> Andreas
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Interesting though. Usually clocks get set back to 1972, or somewhere  
around that era.

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