[ntp:questions] DCF77 Problem

Rob nomail at example.com
Tue Feb 24 16:23:04 UTC 2009


Rob van der Putten <rob at sput.nl> wrote:
> Hi there
>
>
>  From the syslog;
> Feb 24 15:24:05 sput ntpd[28039]: parse: convert_rawdcf: INCOMPLETE DATA 
> - time code only has 3 bits
> Feb 24 15:24:05 sput ntpd[28039]: PARSE receiver #0: interval for 
> following error message class is at least 00:01:00
> Feb 24 15:24:05 sput ntpd[28039]: PARSE receiver #0: FAILED TIMECODE: 
> "--" (check receiver configuration / wiring) Feb 24 15:24:07 sput 
> ntpd[28039]: parse: convert_rawdcf: INCOMPLETE DATA - time code only has 
> 2 bits
> Feb 24 15:24:12 sput ntpd[28039]: parse: convert_rawdcf: INCOMPLETE DATA 
> - time code only has 2 bits
> Feb 24 15:24:18 sput ntpd[28039]: parse: convert_rawdcf: INCOMPLETE DATA 
> - time code only has 6 bits
>
> This goes on for hours.
> Once this happes I can only fix things by restarting the NTPD.
> Any ideas?

Most likely some stupid program has changed the settings of the COM port.
(especially the baudrate)

For example, in SuSE Linux when you are so unfortunate to click on the
"hardware information" icon in YaST, everything is messed up in the process
of detecting what is attached to your serial ports.




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