[plug] Re: system time borking

gavin chester gavin.chester at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 16:26:49 WST 2009

On 07/09/2009, Tim <weirdit at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/9/7 gavin chester <gavin.chester at gmail.com>:
[ ]

> Any chance you are hibernating at all? Or suspending to RAM?

No and no :-/

> I've had
>  times where the desktop clock is way off (as you say, weeks) while the
>  system clock is fine.

There have been times when it's been years off. Recently, it's
'improved' by only being weeks off. It can happen again even if I sync
with a time server, shutdown and immediately restart.

> Also, check your timezone settings, both for the
>  system and for the desktop (if it has it's own timezone settings).

Wouldn't it be out by the same interval each time? Eg., be resetting
to utc instead of gmt+8?

Thanks for the ideas.

I don't know whether to suspect any hardware cause with this one. At
other times it became particularly annoying because the hardware clock
would be randomly wrong by months or even years and every time I
booted it would insist that the file system had gone x days without
checking :-( Seems a new cmos battery has stopped that part, but it
could just be a lucky coincidence.



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