I've been experiencing a very annoying bug the last week or so. The time displayed in the clock in KDE does not keep time. It runs fast, gaining about 1 minute each hour.
I have the RTC module loaded at boot from rc.local to create /dev/rtc
For whatever reason, /etc/ntp/drift did not exist, so...
echo 0.0 > etc/ntp/drift
Reading the time directly from the hardware clock shows the 'correct' time. (It is exactly the same as the time displayed on KDE's clock on another computer running Slackware 12.1 and kernel 188.8.131.52, my wristwatch, and a clock radio.) Reading the hwclock reveals almost no deviation from those three other sources.
I also removed /etc/adjtime so ntp could recreate it, but still the displayed time keeps going fast. I'm really puzzled as to why this is occurring. Any suggestions?