[ntp:questions] ntp & system without a rtc

folkert folkert at vanheusden.com
Fri May 10 15:29:08 UTC 2013


> > 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.


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