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Old 01-18-2005, 06:50 PM   #1
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Hardware/Software clock lag?

Weird problem, but my clock seems to lag? It wont stay on time correctly and i keep having to do a ntpdate to update it.. i tried setting hwclock to local time hoping that would fix it, but no luck.. im running KDE if that is helpful..

P4 3.2GHZ
512 RAM

thx for any help
Old 01-18-2005, 09:57 PM   #2
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it loses time while you are running it, or it does it seem to lose the time when you turn it off?
Old 01-19-2005, 02:30 AM   #3
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when its running. when its up for 2 days straight, ill lose an hour or so
Old 01-19-2005, 02:43 AM   #4
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Try replacing your CMOS battery...
Old 01-19-2005, 04:07 AM   #5
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I suspect you haven't got the enhanced realtime clock built into your kernel. It's under Character Devices, IIRC.

Compile it in (Not as a module, IMHO) and see if that fixes the problem.
Old 01-19-2005, 05:09 PM   #6
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I'm having the same problem too, only when I turn it off though. If I boot only into windows for a couple days the clock stays the same (in winblows). But if I boot into Suse 9.1, it's like I lose about 8-10 hours in Linux, like turning the clock off when the PC shuts down. I don't know how to synch it with a server in Suse 9.1, I don't see an option, only to CHANGE the time. When I boot back to windows from Linux, the Clock is ALL messed up and the time difference is always variable, sometimes minutes apart, sometimes hours.
Any way to fix this?

Sorry to hijack the thread.........
Old 01-19-2005, 06:09 PM   #7
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Enhanced Realtime Clock

I already have this compiled into my kernel, so thats not the problem :\ any other suggestions?


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