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RE: sys time running fast

Hi Marty,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Russell [mailto:dragonite wylie verizon net]
> No that happens a lot on PCs. My windows one does it all the time.
> Open up the clock config thing (might need root password) and enable
> ntpd. Select a site from the choices, hit apply. Then every time you
> start your computer, it'll get the time automatically from 
> the site you
> selected. It's also a handy way to see if your internet/DNS is working
> during startup.
> Of course, whether the clock site is in sync with the other clocks in
> your house is another story...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Marty Landman
> Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 6:37 PM
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: sys time running fast
> I've got an old pc - p II 133 iirc - running RH9. The system 
> clock runs 
> fast, I'd estimate a few minutes per month. Funny because when I ran 
> Windows on older boxes like that I think the clock used to run slow.
> Is this a known problem, or something I've configured wrong? Should I
> just 
> keep adjusting with the date cmd or is there a fix for this kind of
> thing?
> Marty

On top of Russells advice it may be worth adding the noapic arguement to your grub.conf.
It may make no difference on your PC but it stopped a couple of DL385's we've got from running the clock too fast.

Nick .


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