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RE: Hwclock error - "select() ... timed out" - SOLVED



Sorry, forgot to mention the file in which this new line has to be added. It's "/etc/sysconfig/clock"

MARK

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Arnold 
> Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 1:50 PM
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: RE: Hwclock error - "select() ... timed out" - SOLVED
> 
> 
> After going through the rc.sysinit and the init.d/halt 
> scripts (that's the ones that call hwclock on boot and 
> shutdown), it looks like adding the line 
> 
> CLOCKFLAGS="--directisa"
> 
> is the right way of fixing this problem.
> 
> If I am wrong, let me know...
> 
> MARK
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mark Arnold
> > Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 1:22 PM
> > To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> > Subject: RE: Hwclock error - "select() ... timed out"
> > 
> > 
> > A quick update:
> > I got hwclock to work by using the "--directisa" parameter.
> > Must be related to the mainboard/BIOS of the various Dell 
> > systems. I talked to a support guy and he confirmed that 
> > different PowerEdge systems have totally different BIOSes and 
> > mainboards. Although he has not heard of my problem before...
> > 
> > Now the last question: When I shut down the system it tries
> > to sync the system time into the hardware clock and it gets 
> > the exact same error. How do I tell this process to use the 
> > "--directisa" parameter? Is there a config file or do I have 
> > to modify the respective file in etc/init.d directly?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > MARK
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com 
> > > [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Mark
> > > Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 12:04 PM
> > > To: fedora-list redhat com
> > > Subject: Hwclock error - "select() ... timed out"
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > I have a new Dell PowerEdge 2650 and installed FC3. I update the 
> > > time against an ntp server. After rebooting, the time was a few 
> > > hours back. I resynched against the ntp server and tried to do a 
> > > "/sbin/hwclock --systohc", which gave me the following error:
> > > 
> > > select() to /dev/rtc to wait for clock tick timed out
> > > 
> > > What causes this? I don't think it's a hardware problem since the 
> > > same thing happens an several machines that are all new...
> > > 
> > > Hwclock --show gives me the same error...
> > > 
> > > Thanks,
> > > 
> > > MARK
> > > 
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