View Full Version : Desktop clock runs too fast!

02-12-2006, 07:15 PM
I'm using the Knoppix 4.0 LiveCD on my HP Pavilion ze2000, and everything works fine, but the system clock runs too fast so every program that uses it for timestamps gets screwed up. Is there anything i can do?

02-13-2006, 02:27 PM
My system time also tends to drift. I use ntpdate to set my system (running from live CD) from a time server everytime the machine boots, which is frequently enough for me. Here is the command I use:

ntpdate tick.mit.edu

If you need it set more often than that, you may want to schedule it as frequently as needed via cron.

02-13-2006, 06:17 PM
thanks a lot!

02-14-2006, 04:43 AM
i tried using cron, but for some reason it's not working. i created this crontab file for root:

* * * * * ntpdate tick.mit.edu

cron is running, yet the clock doesn't adjust unless i do it manually. and it runs really fast, in one actual minute it runs over two minutes.