[IAEP] [Testing] [support-gang] 12-Year-Old XOs (even 18-yesr-olds)

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Thu Sep 1 00:55:57 EDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 05:43:28PM -0700, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
> So... the RTC battery probably went dead? Will charging the machines
> for several hours also recharge it?  I had them on charge overnight
> the other day so maybe that took care of if.

No.  The charging only happens when the laptop is on, as far as I can
tell from the circuit.  It doesn't happen when the laptop is suspended.

However, a small amount of charging will run the clock for quite a long

I don't have a clue how much charging is required to charge the clock
battery from a fully flat state.  Perhaps Richard knows.

> I will play with the Terminal method and see if I can simplify those
> instructions too.  Is there a place on the wiki where I should post these
> "teacher-eze" versions of the instructions?  Sort of a Grannie's guide to
> resetting the clock.

Good idea.

I searched for ntp-set-clock using Google:

	site:wiki.laptop.org "ntp-set-clock"

There was no other reference than the firmware version when it was
added.  So a place to post these instructions would be good.

Setting the date and time within Sugar is reasonably well covered here:
.. but I recall that some builds don't even have ntpdate, and the
instructions don't account for that.

Older instructions can be found here:

James Cameron

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