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Old 08-15-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
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Clock Running Fast...

Hey, I'm putting this here because I can only assume that this is hardware related... Basically, my system clock runs fast. If I sync it with NTP on Monday, it will be 10-15 minutes ahead by Wednesday. Unfourtinately, my default Ubuntu 6.06 LTS install doesn't periodically synchronize with with NTP servers like it's supposed to, so this becomes quite an annoyance. Plus, I'm trying to set this machine up as a Kerberos server which requires that the timestamps be accurate.

For what it's worth, I also run Fedora Core 5 on this machine and the clock behaves in the same manner there. This is a Athlon XP 2700+ machine with an aBit motherboard.

Any ideas? Think maybe it's just my CMOS battery running low or something?

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-15-2006, 11:58 AM   #2
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Your clock is drifting, it's probably not the battery's fault.
my default Ubuntu 6.06 LTS install doesn't periodically synchronize with with NTP servers like it's supposed to
Well, if it isn't, may I suggest that you make it do what you want it to do.
All you have to do is install ntp and configure it a bit.
There are lots of guides around, here are some links to start you off:

Please make sure you do not annoy the public ntp servers with requests for syncronization more than once a day. If you have set up ntp properly, it'll "learn" how fast or slow your clock is running, and make an automatic adjustment to bring it back into line, so ntp requests can be infrequent, and your clock will still run correctly.



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