Re: KDE changing system time
Jay Kline <email@example.com> wrote:
My KDE workstation awhile ago would suddenly jump head 4 or 5 hours, then
back. It generally did this within a few seconds, but it was long enough for
the screen saver to start up. As per company policy, my screen saver has a
password. As it would do this sometimes 3-4 times an hour, you can imagine
how frustrating this would be. I have a new workstation now, so I cant
reproduce it anymore, but I always attributed it to hardware problems,
because it was a really cheap mobo. But you said the system clock only deals
with the hardware clock occationally. Does this mean there might have been
some other issues?
Hard to say, but mauybe/probably. I had a friend recently who was
perplexed about mysterious re-boots while running KDE on Debian. It too
happened when the screensaver kicked in, and there was nothing in the
logs to give a clue. It turned out that he had not turned off APM
support in the BIOS setup, and there was some sort of interaction
between this and whatever the various things the screensaver was doing
when it kicked in. He turned off APM support in the BIOS and all was
well... This "might' have been your problem... dunno. Just speculation
My point was blaming KDE for something just because it happens while KDE
is running, is an overly simplistic explaination. It might be true, but
then it should happen to everyone and this is NOT the case! I am
hesitant to point my finger of blame unless I have pretty good evidence.
An event, such as time setting jumping around, is NOT "evidence"...
just a symptom. Diagnosis is a bit more complex than listing symptoms,
In my experience, the only times I have had time "problems" is where I
did something wrong... either in configuration, or trying to manually
fix the problem! Blaming others was easy, but accepting that I was less
than perfect was what finally lead to enlightenment and a "fix". I have
had to eat a LOT of crow along the way.... <grin>.