Re: Laptop Losing Time
In article <20030620180553.GA31939@jcop.homelinux.com>
>My laptop, a Dell Latitude C610 running Sarge, has been losing time to
>the tune of about 15-20 minutes every 12 hours.
Is this happening when the system is off or when the system is booted
into debian? If the former, then there is a problem with the
motherboard timekeeping. If it is the latter, and the rate is
constant, you can compensate with the tickadj command. For my Dell
inspiron 8200, I use tickadj 10270 (2.7% fast) to get it close enough
to keep in sync with ntp. The tickadj only takes affect until the
system is shut down, so I put it into an init script.
Blars Blarson firstname.lastname@example.org
"Text is a way we cheat time." -- Patrick Nielsen Hayden