Time not updating

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Time not updating

Postby Douglas_E_Knapp » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:06

I am running KDE Sabayon and in KDE it is set to update the time and date from a time server. It does not do it. The other day my system was 5 minutes late and it is not the first time. If I go and click on the clock and then on apply or OK it will go to the server, get the right time and then update. Why does it not do it automatically? How might I go about fixing this problem?

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Re: Time not updating

Postby dave_64 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:23

You could add ntp daemon to your startup scripts. From a root terminal:
rc-update add ntpd default
But if you don't want the ntp daemon running all the time, there are other ways to deal with it.

You might want to take a look at the file hwclock:
cat /etc/conf.d/hwclock

I wish I could tell you exactly how to set that, but it is still a bit of a mystery to me.
Mine is all hashed out, except for the first and last options, which I set to "local" in the first option, and left unchanged in the last option.
In my experience this clock setting business is not a simple matter.
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Re: Time not updating

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:08

Have a look at the section on NTP in Evaluating Sabayon Linux Xfce and also have a look at Synchronise your Gentoo Linux clock with an Internet time server.
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