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Old 01-03-2004, 12:55 AM   #1
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syslog shows 2 different speeds for the processor and the sys loses time

I started this on the General forum


I'm running RH9 on a Dell Laptop with 1 GB RAM 40 GB HD and a 1.6 P4.
(it's a dual boot with WinXP)

I found these enties in the syslog when trying to find out the bogomips

Jan 2 16:21:15 localhost kernel: Detected 1196.488 MHz processor
Jan 2 16:21:16 localhost kernel: CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Mobile CPU 1.60GHz stepping

The BogoMIPS also came back with a non standard value for the processor, either way one of the main problems I'm seeing is that the system losses time .... I know I can sync with an outside source to keep the time correct but that is just a symptom of the disease ... I'm looking to cure the disease

Anyone got any ideas??


Old 01-03-2004, 10:41 AM   #2
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I am not very familiar with laptops. I would start by looking at the laptop power management in the BIOS to see if your problem is the laptop trying to cut the power at the wrong times.

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Old 01-03-2004, 11:57 AM   #3
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Since this is a dual boot machine and the time loss is only happening in RH9 my instincts tell me the problem lays elsewhere; as far as I know the BIOS settings carry over in both OS's.


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