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Old 07-11-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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strange problem with clock


Hello all,

We have a problem in the system with clock.

It changes madly like that:

zion:~/lunies$ date
Wed Jul 12 00:40:48 IST 2006
zion:~/lunies$ date
Wed Jul 12 00:40:49 IST 2006
zion:~/lunies$ date
Wed Jul 12 00:40:50 IST 2006
zion:~/lunies$ date
Wed Jul 12 00:40:47 IST 2006
zion:~/lunies$ date
Wed Jul 12 00:40:47 IST 2006
zion:~/lunies$ date
Wed Jul 12 00:40:49 IST 2006
zion:~/lunies$ date
Wed Jul 12 00:40:50 IST 2006
zion:~/lunies$ date
Wed Jul 12 00:40:48 IST 2006
zion:~/lunies$ date
Wed Jul 12 00:40:49 IST 2006
zion:~/lunies$ date
Wed Jul 12 00:40:50 IST 2006
zion:~/lunies$ date
Wed Jul 12 01:52:21 IST 2006
zion:~/lunies$ date
Wed Jul 12 00:40:48 IST 2006

We are using a GNU/Linux 2.6.8-3-686 Debian Sarge on a P4 computer (Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz).

Can please somebody help to fix this strange issue? It's crazy !

Thank you very much for your time.
 
Old 07-11-2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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You can try installing ntp. aptitude install ntp and have it update your system clock. If the problem persists, it might be a bios problem or the hardware clock is losing time somehow.
 
Old 07-11-2006, 03:39 PM   #3
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It might be a BIOS problem. You might try changing what timer you system uses (try using each and every timesource available on your system, e.g., tsc, pmtmr, hpet, rtc, etc.).
 
Old 11-07-2006, 04:15 PM   #4
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amimusa, did you ever get an answer to the cause of this? I have a similar issue.
 
  


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