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Re: [SLE] time is running far too fast (2 yrs ahead in 1 week)
  • From: "J. Scott Thayer" <docscott@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 22:05:23 -0500
  • Message-id: <200603262205.23915.docscott@xxxxxxx>
On Sunday 26 March 2006 17:43, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Sunday 2006-03-26 at 17:17 -0500, J. Scott Thayer wrote:
> > I usually get beat up whenever I post here but it is probably my fault
> > usually, in ANY case... There was another response to your message that
> > purported to solve this problem. I set my clock via KDE to my trusty
> > atomic clock on the wall. I then set the hardware clock and deleted
> > /etc/adjtime. So what? It is now 1537 but the taskbar says it is 1708. No
> > I didn't reboot, if someone actually thinks that would matter, let me
> > know. The point remains, the software clock runs too fast in SOME
> > hardware/software configurations and no one has figured out why. If I
> > have missed the simple solution somewhere I apologize and please point me
> > in the right direction.
> There are two different issues here, namely:
> 1) * Symptom: right after a reboot the clock is off by large ammounts,
> and stays with the same difference if you do nothing about it.
> * Solution:
> setup the clock by your prefered method
> hwclock --systohc
> rm /etc/adjtime
> (in that order)
> 2) * Symptom: after seting up the clock, it drifts while the computer is
> running.
> * Solution: probable kernel problem.
> Note: when in doubt about the clock, use the command "date" on a console
> or xterm. Do not trust applets, like the kde clock.
> --
> Cheers,
> Carlos Robinson

My problem is number 2.
I also just went to a console via Cntrl-Alt F2, ran date and got the same
result as showing in the KDE applet. This way I was fully out of KDE and X
yet no change in the issue. I believe it IS a kernel problem but the kernel
gurus have not identified it (they HAVE looked).

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