time drifts WAS: Re: [linux-audio-user] music apps being removed with Sarge/Etch updates

Erik Steffl steffl at bigfoot.com
Wed Oct 26 19:04:20 EDT 2005

Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 October 2005 20:27, Lee Revell wrote:
>>On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 19:23 +0000, Nigel Henry wrote:
>>>Hi Mark. I've got as far as emerge -pv om. Unfortunately I've lost the
>>>syntax for a one shot unmask for a single package. I need to unmask om
>>>which is being masked by -x86 keyword. Nigel.
>>Can you fix your system clock?  The dates on your messages are off by
>>several hours.
> Don't know. I've put a new battery in with plenty of shelf life, but the damn 
> clock has again lost more than 3 hrs in the last 4 days. Apart from resetting 
> it each time I bootup, I can't think of a fix. The smoothwall express2 gets 
> it's time updates from a time server, but I'm not sure how to set that up on 
> this old Gateway 500 I use for emails. Nigel.

   you can use ntp to fix time issue (it keeps checking against well 
known time servers and computes drift etc.)


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