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madfitz

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Date Change Lockup
« on: January 02, 2007, 11:37:41 am »
I'll probably just have to re-flash my Z (SL-C3200) for this, but I wanted to know if anyone else has had this problem.

When I try to set the date to 2007 my Z locks up and I have to do a battery-removed hard boot.

I have tested some scenarios, changing just the time, changing the month, changing the month and day. These were all successful. However when I tried to change the year to 2007, it locks up.

Any suggestions would be great.

I guess you should know what I’m running on my Z:
Qtopia v 1.5.4
Linux kernel v 2.4.20
Zaurus Rom CACkO Zaurus Qtopia Rom 1.23 2125070506 (SL-C#200) “Nastya”

Thanks in advanced…

and BTW… Happy New Year

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007, 11:53:33 am »
Strange... mine rolled over automatically.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2007, 11:57:18 am by dougeeebear »
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nilch

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007, 12:46:57 pm »
Same here - I see 1/2/2007 on the calendar and system dates automatically.

Did not need to change it manually.
Allright - I also tried changing manually to 1/3/2007 and it works fine.

Using Cacko ROM 1.23 too.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2007, 12:47:17 pm by nilch »
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2007, 03:22:47 am »
I had a similar problem about 6 months ago when date was wrong & it locked up when I tried to correct it.

Fixed it by updating EVERY FIELD in the date/time utility, had to do this a couple of times & has worked correctly ever since.

Assumed that some of the date/time data had become corrupt, updating every field got rid of the corruption.

Mike
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madfitz

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2007, 11:31:54 am »
Awesome mikew, I'll give that a try.

madfitz

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007, 03:47:07 pm »
I tried what you suggested mikew. My Z got a little further before locking up, it actually exited the time/date settings dialog before it locked up.

This is after changing ALL fields, 12 to 24 hour, I changed the year, month, day, and time, am/pm and everything.

The system still locked up.

I assume you are correct mkiew that something was corrupted in the setup files for the date/time data.

I went ahead and re-flashed my Z and the date change works just fine now.

However I have another question regarding the date/time. I don’t know if this should be in a nother thread or not.

Is there some way for the Z to remember the last time/date setting for when it has to be rebooted? When/if I have to reboot (remove the battery) on a system lockup the date is the first dialog box I am given to set the date/time and it’s never correct (not even the date) I could understand the time, but I would think the date would still be set.

Any suggestions besides not rebooting (which is inevitable at times)

Thanks.

mikew

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2007, 04:33:42 am »
madfitz

My C3200 usually remembers the date/time when I reboot or at least the date/time it froze, there has been the odd occasion when it has not remembered. I think it actually adds a couple of minutes to the last time it remembers.

Try rebooting when you don't have a problem to see if it remembers.

Mike
C3200, C760 Cacko 1.23 ROM, 1gb SD, 1gb CF, WiFi, Imate Jasjar & Psion Netbook