[time] Clock Stabilized with Kernel-Update
Fri Dec 17 09:14:46 UTC 2004
Maybe something for the FAQ.
I have an Computer here since last fall. An Athlon XP Barebone with an
It runs under Gentoo-Linux with Kernel 2.4.20 (now 2.4.28).
Since beginning the clock was waaay off. Even ntpd was not able to
stabilize it. Last thing I did to help me out of trouble, was setting up
a cron-job which called ntpdate every minute (to an internal, well
syncronized host) so the clock was never more than some seconds off.
The clock-offset was even worse while playing DVDs and so on.
Yesterday I finaly found the time and updated the kernel to 2.4.28 (with
almost the same config, expect that I can now use the kernel-drivers for
network and sound from the nvidia-chip), and now it works perfectly!
It now works really stable even with maxpoll 12 (which i has reached now)
Conclusion: If your Clock is drifting like mad (ntpd told me, that it
won't go over -500ppm!) undes Linux, try another kernel.
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