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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Incorrect digital clock time

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:23:27 -0400
On Saturday 31 March 2018 05:08:12 Rolf Schmidt wrote:

> Hi,
> > The additional info is that logging out and logging back in -- which
> > is something I rarely do; I often go weeks without doing so, but I
> > happened to do it today -- "fixed" the problem.
> It seems that your clock will set at login time perhaps you set/use
> different timezones for the clocks.
> I usually use ntpd to sync my clock via internet. But make shure your
> clock has less then 1 or 2 minute differenc to utc.
> Best is:
> - stop the ntp daemon
> - use ntpdate to correct you clock
> - perhaps use 'hwclock -w' to adjust the hardware clock too.
> - start ntpd again.
> Now the clock will be adjusted continusly (I don't know the length of
> the intevall between two updates).
> Rolf

I did find one reference to about 1.1 hours between updates. I'd assume, 
having dealt with this before when mobo clocks weren't so accurate, 
(I've had a linux only house since 1998) ntp claimed to adjust this 
interval, and later to adjust the clock's drift so it eventually settled 
to a very small error and the update rate would fall back to the 
default. No idea if this is still true, and the man pages seem to have 
been eviscerated of such info.  Sad state of affairs IMNSHO.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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