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Old 06-16-2004, 04:20 PM   #1
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System clock correct, hardware clock wrong

I'm running RedHat Fedora Core. The hardware clock is correct (running hwclock --show yields the correct date and time and the correct time zone).

When I run date, the system date and time zone are correct, but the time is off by many hours (about 11hrs early).

This happened a while ago and I had to re-set the system clock then, but it's back to being way off again.

The NTP Daemon doesn't appear to be running:

# ps -ax | grep ntpd

... yields nothing.

What else could be screwing with my system time?

Thanks in advance,

Old 06-16-2004, 11:50 PM   #2
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check whether you have set the timezone to GMT.

If you do not wish to run ntpd, you can

#ntpdate -u <time server> or can be your timeservers.

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Old 06-17-2004, 01:33 AM   #3
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I'm not in GMT, I'm in PST. Both the hardware and the OS clock seem to be set to PST.

I don't mind having ntpd running. What I don't understand is if it's not running, what else could have messed the time up? Can a system clock creep off by 11 hours over a period of less than a month?

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are you on a laptop?

does it creep off to random times? (or just stay 11 hours off?)
Old 06-17-2004, 11:11 AM   #5
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It's not a laptop; it's a server.

It has done this once before, and I remember that last time I had to reset it it was way off. I haven't been monitoring it closely.

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Is there a solution to this?

My system clock always crawls away from the correct time. The hwclock seems close enough to being called correct.


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