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Old 03-14-2003, 06:22 PM   #1
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Time keeps on slipping in RH 8.0

Hi all. Installed Redhat 8.0 on my machine a few months ago (and still feel like a drunk blind-man operating a space-ship), and have recently begun to notice that the clock is slowly getting out of sync...

The computer is on 24/7. It drops behind about 4 minutes a day. Of course I can adjust the time/date settings in the gnome menu, and even get it to synchronize itself with a time server, but there is no option for it to periodically do this on its own.

Might this not be the symptom of a bigger problem?

Appreciate the help.
Old 03-14-2003, 06:45 PM   #2
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It could be that your CMOS battery is starting to go.
Old 03-15-2003, 08:25 AM   #3
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You should run ntpd, the ntp daemon, that will keep your clock in sync.
Old 03-15-2003, 10:14 AM   #4
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Shouldn't be a bigger problem - can happen with shared IRQ's even if everything else is setup ok.
Old 03-15-2003, 11:14 AM   #5
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Thanks for your replies...

The computer is just over 2 years old, so it may be the CMOS battery,

but after doing a bit more research, I was wondering if the /etc/adjtime file might not be the problem.

Here's what mine reads:

-90.135452 1047743477 0.000000

Perhaps the -90 is causing the slowdown? Or would this only be a problem if the computer was off ? (it's been on the whole time this has been happening)



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