304Re: real time clock - still a problem??
- Oct 13, 2004Take a look at Jim Buzbee's NSLU2 page at:
Look under the entry for 26 July 2004. Jim
describes a method for adding a cron job to
sync the system clock to the hardware clock.
I've been using this for the past several weeks
and it does a pretty good job of keeping the
clock on my 'slug up to date. This seems to
be a pretty good solution until an ntp client
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> > > my nslu2 real time clock still runs very slow. many minutes
> > > the course of an hour. i have the current R25 software.
> > > the unit runs without a problem
> > >
> > > i haven't seen any discussion postings on the subject. is this
> > > continuing known problem or is my unit misbehaving? anyone know
> > > fix?
> > >
> > > thanks
> > In 3 days mine only "lost" 8minutes, not perfect but good to me ;
> > The best thing would that the nslu2 features a ntp client so that
> > could sync with my router
> agreed. NTP would be best and simple. i actually watched mine much
> more carefully via the DATE command on a telnet connection and there
> is definitely something strange happening. i set the clock using
> the http interface, then repeatedly gave the DATE command on telnet
> port after logging in. the unit properly was ticking off the
> seconds. watched it for 20 min or so and all was fine. all of a
> sudden, one of the DATE responses flipped back to the same starting
> point that i had set the unit to 20 minutes before! it then started
> keeping good time again. so now i know it isn't keeping slow time,
> it's regularly jumping backward a chunk of time as though someone
> were regularly resetting the time manually. hard to figure how mine
> behaves differently from everyone else.
> thanks again for the response
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