[ntp:questions] ntp & system without a rtc

unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Fri May 10 18:54:53 UTC 2013

On 2013-05-10, folkert <folkert at vanheusden.com> wrote:
>> > I have a raspberry pi system. This is a computer without a real time
>> > clock. So everytime I power it on, it uses starts where it left off
>> > which might be days earlier. It is connected only very occasionally to
>> > the internet so syncing to that won't work. It does have, however, a gps
>> > connected. But as it is switched mostly for less than an hour, ntpd
>> > won't have the time to adjust the time to what the gps returns to it.
>> > So I was wondering: is there a utility/a trick out there that picks the
>> > current time from a gps and then "jumps" the time to what it should be?
>> > It does not need to be very accurate - a couple of seconds off is ok
>> > (just not hours or days).
>> >
>> > Any ideas?
>> How do you access the GPS receiver?  Via gpsd?
> Via gpsd indeed. But it that is a problem I can do other things first
> before I start gpsd.

The grammer is fractured. Why not startup gspd right at bootup from the
bootup scripts. 

> Folkert van Heusden

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