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Re: /sbin/clock not ticking

On 27 Apr 1997, Rob Browning wrote:

> Mark Phillips <mark@ist.flinders.edu.au> writes:
> > I don't know what /dev/rtc is, but it seems that on my brother's computer
> > it can't be opened.  It seems that this in turn allows clock to work.
> Most likely it can't be opened because that device was not compiled
> into his kernel, but it was into yours.
> > The strange thing is that /dev/rtc does in fact exist on my brother's
> > computer (and on mine).
> Whether or not the device exists in the kernel has nothing to do with
> whether or not the device file exists on disk.  For example, if I
> compiled a kernel without sound support, the file /dev/audio might
> still exist, but if I tried to open it, the open would fail.
> As to why having rtc in the kernel would cause clock to fail, I have
> no clue.
> -- 
> Rob

I think rtc is for Real Time Clock
It was an option for kernel configuration.
I don't know what it is exactly, but the help said that you don't need it 
if you don't know what it is. 
It could interfere or be buggy. Try without.

That was my 2 Pfennig

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