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Old 04-03-2004, 10:32 AM   #1
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Question Atomic Clock with Dial-up Connection

How do I reset my system clock from something like the Naval Observatory?

I am running Fedora Core 1 with a dial-up connection.

When I ran Windows, I had an applet that I could launch to fetch the time and reset my system clock, but I don't know how to do it here. It seems that the normal way in Linux is for the PC clock to be reset to network time when logging in, but I can't be already logged into my ISP when I'm logging into a session.
Old 04-03-2004, 10:38 AM   #2
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The command you will use is "ntpdate". You can either run a command-line "ntpdate", or create an application link on your desktop.

ntpd can't be running when you use ntpdate... ntpdate will error. But, you prob'ly don't have it running if you use dial-up. ntpd won't do any good without a constant connection to the net so it can check the servers every so often.


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