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Old 02-16-2002, 07:44 PM   #1
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system time wrong


ok. right, why does my clock KEEP going wrong? i continually use a time server on line to set my clock, and then also use hwclock to write it back to system time, and then my system clock will update itself. but next reboot, or i *think* later in the same boot, the clock will be wrong again. it's current 22 mins slow, but it varies a lot.. the hwclock is currently exactly right, but the system clock .. nope.

any ideas as to why this keeps happening???
 
Old 02-16-2002, 08:36 PM   #2
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If it only happened on boot up then maybe boot script not setting the system clock correct..but it wouldn't be the same on the other distros unless it was a slight incompatability with the sysclock and hwclock..
but if on same boot then I think your computer lives in an alternate universe where clock cycles are slower than our universe, so a year for us would be 164 days to your computer (approximate guess on the 22min difference). I think you should move the computer to a planet that spins 36.6% faster than ours and it should solve your system clock problem. But then your hardware clock would be out..or would it..depending on where you observe the time from.
 
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Re: system time wrong

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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
ok. right, why does my clock KEEP going wrong? i continually use a time server on line to set my clock, and then also use hwclock to write it back to system time, and then my system clock will update itself. but next reboot, or i *think* later in the same boot, the clock will be wrong again. it's current 22 mins slow, but it varies a lot.. the hwclock is currently exactly right, but the system clock .. nope.

any ideas as to why this keeps happening???
Sure, that's almost always due to a dead/dying CMOS battery.
 
Old 02-23-2002, 05:27 PM   #4
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hmm, i took the battery out, gave it a good clean, and put it back, and it's been fien since. i'd never touched it before tho, i'm sure.. ahh well. all's well that ends well.
 
Old 02-23-2002, 09:33 PM   #5
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hmm, i took the battery out, gave it a good clean, and put it back, and it's been fien since. i'd never touched it before tho, i'm sure.. ahh well. all's well that ends well.
Glad to hear it fixed the problem. Some things just happen outta the blue like that....
 
  


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