The epoch is upon me.

Al Johnson openmoko at
Wed Dec 22 02:06:51 CET 2010

On Tuesday 21 December 2010, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> Em 21-12-2010 12:55, Gay, John (GE Energy Services, Non-GE) escreveu:
> > The last time my FreeRunner's battery died, the clock reset to epoch.
> > Now, it no longer keeps time during suspend either. I'm guessing this
> > means the clock battery has finally died.
> > 
> > Someone recently commented that they replaced their battery with a pair
> > of super caps. I just wanted to confirm my diagnosis before I take a
> > soldering iron to my phone.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> >      John Gay
> So that's why my clock...?
>   a) goes back to 2000 without a battery


>   b) takes so long to update the clock in the toolbar and idle screen of

Unlikely - even in suspend the rtc is powered from the main battery, not the 
backup. The lack of update is most likely a software bug not a hardware 

> Damn, any instructions on how to do this properly?

Just the post to the list.

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