Re: Laptop Losing Time
I know a problem like this exists on Thinkpads -- including mine!
As a 'fix' I just installed the ntpdate package, and arranged for it to be
called everytime I went into root mode.
On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, Jeff wrote:
> My laptop, a Dell Latitude C610 running Sarge, has been losing time to
> the tune of about 15-20 minutes every 12 hours.
> I found a thread that suggested the Motherboard battery, and I may
> change that later.
> Also in that thread was a suggestion by Rob Weir to check the
> interupts on the system, and that this may cause this problem. I
> checked using procinfo -n1 and can see that irq 0 "timer" has the
> highest interupt count and it's incrementing at a rate of 100 per
> Does anyone have any insite into this? Rob had indicated that if an
> irq was getting a lot of interupts, that could effect the time.
> Jeff Coppock Systems Engineer
> Diggin' Debian Admin and User
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