How to set date time and timezone linux

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Posted on 1st May 2013 by Mike in Atlanta Linux Repairs

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How do I set the date, time, and timezone in linux?

For most distros the following string format will work with the date command.

date -s 'Wed May 1 10:52:00 EDT 2013'

Just want to know the current date/time/timezone?

All you have to do is run the date command.

[user@localhost ~]#date
Wed May 1 10:52:00 EDT 2013

Atlanta Computer Repair

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Posted on 15th February 2010 by Mike in Acworth Computer Repair |Alpharetta Computer Repair |Atlanta Computer Repair |Decatur Computer Repair |Marietta Computer Repair |Sandy Springs Computer Repair |Stone Mountain Computer Repair

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Changing / Editing Thermal Trip Points Linux

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Posted on 22nd October 2009 by Mike in Atlanta Computer Repair

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We ran into a server that had a glitch in acpi that caused the server to think it was over heating and it would shut itself down.

We had to edit this file /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/trip_points using this command:

echo -n “#:#:#:#” > /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/trip_points

…where # is the number of degrees in Celsius at which the following acpi thermal states will be implemented: critical, hot, passive, active

So 100:90:30:70 means the computer will go into passive cooling mode at 30 degrees, active cooling mode at 70 degress, hot cooling mode (suspend) at 90 degrees and critical cooling mode (shut down) at 100 degrees. Please keep your passive cooling mode below your active cooling modes, and remember that the active mode comes after the passive mode in this sequence #:#:#:#…

NOTE: when the computer reboots it may default back to the old trip_points. To fix this you can add the echo command at the bottom of rc.sysinit in /etc.


Windows Virus & Spyware Removal using Linux

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Posted on 26th February 2009 by Mike in Atlanta Computer Repair

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We recently had a computer that kept producing pop-ups while we were using our custom virus scanners in Safe Mode w/Command Prompt. Generally, most viruses are disabled when you’re in safe mode w/command prompt but this one was infecting userinit.exe which is called upon by winlogon.exe every time you log on to a machine. Before we scan machines we have to disable whatever virus is being loaded so that we can scan in a “clean” environment, else you’ll scan for months and never find the specific virus that is plaguing you.

This particular machine required us to take the hard drive out and hook it up to a linux box. On the linux box we mounted the drive, and ran avast linux edition on it. It found the pesky virus and removed it. What was the culprit’s name you may ask? Seneka rootkit / trojan is it’s name…

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fuse: mount failed: Invalid argument

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Posted on 17th February 2009 by Mike in Atlanta Computer Repair

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sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb fails with…
fuse: mount failed: Invalid argument

Reinstalling fuse-utils fixed it…

sudo apt-get remove fuse-utils
sudo apt-get install fuse-utils

Ubuntu sound & ipw2200 not working after update to 2.6.24-23

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Posted on 14th January 2009 by Mike in Atlanta Computer Repair

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I was running my virtualbox-ose after upgrading to the latest 2.6.24-23-generic kernel and I got an error message that the kernel didn’t contain the correct modules for virtualbox. So being as virtualbox-crafty as I have become recently I thought, “HA, i got your kernel doesnt contain the correct modules right here buddy!”

I purged recent memory and thought back to when I tried to setup a VPN on winxp in a virtualbox-ose guest machine… It finally came to me:

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv restart > i typed
* Starting VirtualBox kernel module vboxdrv [ OK ]
* Kernel Modules not loaded (or something similar) [ OK ] > terminal replied!

Damnit, I can fix this I thought… Using tab completion and apt-get i found the following possible command and ran it:

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.24-23-386

Bad idea

From then on, my machine was booting into the 2.6.24-23-386 kernel and my sound and wifi no longer worked… Not what I wanted. Well since I didn’t know I created a problem until today, I finished my Music on Hold project for the NorVergence Matrix CCS / ESI 42s I was working on within fruity loops 5 without the ability to hear the changes I was making, and got around to resolving the sound issues earlier tonight.

To fix the problem I pressed escape during the grub loader init and selected the 2.6.24-23-generic kernel. Once up and running I ran…

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-2.6.24-23-386

It err’d out at the end stating that /etc/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-23-386 could not be removed because files still exist in the directory. So I did the following…

cd /etc/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-23-386
ls -al

I noted that the only file left was a “.lst” file. So I…

sudo chmod 777 .lst
sudo rm .lst
cd ..
sudo rmdir linux-headers-2.6.24-23-386

Which is all fine and great and all… but before I realized I could boot into the 24-23-generic kernel I messed around trying to recompile my ieee80211, ipw2200, and wireless-utils packages in attempt to fix the problem. At least now my sound works…

-Update 9:15pm-
Fixed my wifi… turns out that I killed the wifi radio with fn+f2 at some point and forgot to turn it back on. Since the wifi light on my Inspiron 9300 doesnt turn on under ubuntu, I hadn’t the faintest idea that it was turned off until I ran sudo iwconfig and noted that it said that the radio was off on eth1.