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Section: Debian Administrator's Manual (5)
Updated: Feb 2012
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NAME

hwclock - variables that affect the behaviour of the hwclock boot script  

DESCRIPTION

The /etc/default/rcS file contains variable settings in POSIX format:
VAR=VAL

Only one assignment is allowed per line. Comments (starting with '#') are also allowed.

 

OPTIONS

The following variables can be set.

BADYEAR
This is used to specify that the hardware clock is incapable of storing years outside the range of 1994-1999. Set to yes if the hardware is broken or no if working correctly.

HWCLOCKACCESS
If the hardware clock is not accessible, set to no, in which case hwclock will not be run. Otherwise, set to yes.

HWCLOCKPARS
Additional options for hwclock. Unset by default. For example, this may be use to specify the machine hardware clock type for Alphas.

HCTOSYS_DEVICE
The hardware clock device you want to use. Defaults to rtc0. It should probably match the CONFIG_RTC_HCTOSYS_DEVICE kernel config option.

 

AUTHOR

Roger Leigh <rleigh@debian.org>

 

SEE ALSO

hwclock(8), rcS(5).


 

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