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Unable to synchronize the clocks on a dual boot system

A have a dual boot system: Ubuntu and Arch. Ubuntu was installed first. A while after installing Arch, I've set up its clock because it was 8 behind my current time zone (my time zone is gmt +8). I ...
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How does an X86 Linux system maintain the system time, when no NTP etc. is in play?

When an x86 Linux system is powered up and running, how does it keep track of software time? E.g. is it incrementing a software counter based on hardware interrupts from the RTC, or is there some ...
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How can I measure and prevent clock drift?

On several production platforms we have observed symptoms which appear to suggest that the time of day clock is periodically jumping forward or backward. The jumps are typically around 1 second, ...
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RTC clock time sync with the Linux time on Startup

The RTC remembers its time set, and how does the linux kernel gets this time from dev/rtc and set it as the linux time. In other words on boot up - when does kernel reads the rtc and updates its linux ...
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What could cause the clock to jump by 5 minutes?

I have a (physical) box running a stripped down Ubuntu; every now and then (6 times in 3 months), the clock jumps backwards by exactly 300 seconds (+- 0.01 seconds; always exactly 300 seconds). It ...
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No usable clock interface found

I just finished installing a paravirtualized archlinux guest on xen. I get the following error when my guest boots: [1.185226] i8042: No controller found [1.1247134] drivers/rtc/hctosys.c: ...
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Why a sleep 300 (5 minutes) can last several hours some time? [closed]

I have a MiniMac with the OSX system. My script is: while true do echo "Sleep 300 seconds = 5 minutes" date sleep 300 echo "end of sleep" date done I want it to repeat every 5 minutes; ...
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How exactly is tzdata database used?

Different operating systems seem to handle daylight-saving time(DST) differently. I really like the Cisco IOS approach which is very simple and allows one to change the date and time when DST starts ...
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Unable to use busybox implementation of hwclock

I have a buildroot generated kernel (3.6.11) and root file system running on an x86 device. It uses busybox and I am trying to set the BIOS hardware clock using hwclock. I get this error whenever I ...
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Causing fluxbox to show a different time then the default timezone

I've moved to fluxbox as my default environment on our corporate environment. I obviously can't change the time on the machine. But I'd like the clock to show my local time instead of the machine's ...
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Restore clock after short powerdown for no-network, no-RTC system

I've made a programmable power switch using Raspberry Pi (although this question is not RPi specific - it's more of "generic Linux" with problem caused by hardware shortcomings.) Raspberry has no ...
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How can I set gdm login screen time to 24 hour format?

I installed CentOS 6.4 within VMWare 7 by easy setup. Afterwards I had to change locale settings to German. Everythings works fine accept that the clock on the login screen is still in ...
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Allowing a domain name in my IP Tables

I have a Linux server that gets a time offset for some strange reason. I set up cron job to run and update the time using the following command: /usr/sbin/ntpdate pool.ntp.org The problem is the ...
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Gnome clock on UTC, not local

My OS is Gentoo. My Hardware Clock is set to UTC. The date command returns the correct time and timezone (EDT). However, my GNOME clock is set to UTC. I have 2 clocks, one at Internet Time, and one ...
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How do I prevent time drift in a Debian guest on a CentOS KVM host?

I know I can install ntp in the guest, but my confused understanding of what I've Googled so far suggests this shouldn't be necessary. The Host is CentOS 6.3 and guest is Debian Wheezy, which seems ...
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How to freeze system clock for a wine application? [duplicate]

I have a windows program, that works only to a particular date. It's a legacy application and I can't change the source code. Is there any way to set a specific date in the system clock for the wine ...
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How do I set time and date from the Internet?

How do I retrieve the date from the Internet and set my computer's clock, from the command line?
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Removing Clock screenlet in Linux Mint

I admit the question is kind of stupid, but I honestly can't do anything about this weird issue. I've added a Clock screenlet (with a custom theme) on my desktop and the thing is that I can't remove ...
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Host CPU does not scale frequency when KVM guest needs it

I have asked this question on serverfault, but it could also have been posted here. I will synchronise the answers if one is found. Observation: I have an HP server with an AMD dual core CPU (Turion ...
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Configure kbd and immediately profit of the changes without rebooting

I want to disable consoleblank and activates console clock vcstime which are obviously managed by kbd on my Debian 6. So I've changed the following in /etc/kbd/config file: POWERDOWN_TIME=1 ...
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Different time in Windows and Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint first on my Acer Aspire 4930 and then dual booted with Windows 7. I see the correct time on Linux Mint but on booting into Windows the time is shifted back by a few hours, even ...
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How can I find the cause of clock drift on a custom embedded system?

We have custom hardware running 3.2 Angstrom on a SAM9G45 processor. Everything works fine. Recently we designed similar hardware that uses the SAM9G25 processor. We found the 2.6 kernel works fine on ...
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FreeBSD and Windows show different times

In a dual-boot system, I usually use FreeBSD 9 but when I boot to Windows 7 my system time in both OS automatically change and show incorrect time. What's the problem and How can I solve it?
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What could cause a cron to run twice at the same moment?

I have a cron that is setup to run every Monday at 1 AM 0 1 * * 1 /script/dir/script >> /script/dir/file.log After two years of running as expected, it ran twice on June 18, with the second ...
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What are possible reasons for erratic NTP synchronistation?

On a Ubuntu 10.04 system I noticed following strange NTP sync events: Jul 3 02:19:51 hst ntpd[1432]: no servers reachable Jul 3 02:36:55 hst ntpd[1432]: synchronized to 91.189.94.4, stratum 2 Jul ...
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Clock skews on remote machines

I am performing some experiments on a network of about 10 remote Linux computers which are geographically scattered. I suspect some of them have clock skews but they are seen transiently (eg. once in ...