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Bug#159037: general: Time Problem

On Sat, Aug 31, 2002 at 07:14:43PM -0400, Matt Filizzi wrote:
> I don't know what is causing this problem but all I know is that I have
> narrowed it down to being caused either by a package or by the install
> system.  I installed from the woody install disks then upgraded to sid.
> What happenes is that the time jumps ahead then back, eg (this is output
> from "while true; do date;done"

I've had the same thing happen and in my case it's caused by the VIA
chipset on my motherboard. Some kernels will print "probable hardware
bug: clock timer configuration lost - probably a VIA686a." which you can
check for in the dmesg output.

I notice that kernel 2.4.19 doesn't print this anymore and also doesn't
exhibit the problem, so I'm happy using that.


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