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Old 11-20-2006, 02:42 PM   #1
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My hardware and system clocks are both slow

I dug up this old PII a few months back and put Debian on it. It already had a windows install on it and the system clock was behind by about 20 minutes, if I remember right.
After installing debian I reset the hardware clock and system clock.
I can't remember exactly how long it's been, a couple of weeks maybe. But now the hardware clock is behind by about a minute and the system clock is behind by about 3 minutes. The machine has been powered up most of the time.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.
Old 11-20-2006, 02:46 PM   #2
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If the machine is connected to the internet you could use ntp. Take a look at

man ntpd

This service will go to a pre-defined time server at intervals during its uptime to sync the date and time.


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