Cannot access the Hardware Clock via any known method

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Wed Jan 30 14:05:48 UTC 2008

Steve Grubb wrote:

> I'm running an up to date rawhide machine. This message shows up everytime
> I boot and my system time is always way off. Its been like this for over a
> month. I figured somebody else would notice this and report it or fix it.
> This is the full message:
> Cannot access the Hardware Clock via any known method.
> Use the --debug option to see the details of our search for an access
> method.
> This occurs during boot. I have no idea where this is coming from. When
> I'm at the command prompt, /dev/rtc exists. Any one else running x86_64
> rawhide notice this, too?

yep, spot and I chatted about this @ FUDCon, his guess was that hwclock was
running too early, possibly before udev had a chance to
create /dev/rtc.  ??

-- Rex

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