Can't set clock

Wulfy wulfmann at
Sun Jan 4 20:58:36 UTC 2009

David Fletcher wrote:
> I've never installed ntpdate. I didn't know there was such a thing.

ntpdate is pulled in by ubuntu-minimal.

> What I'd try is removing ntpdate then install ntp (or is it ntpd? I can't 
> recall). If it needs ntpdate it should put it back.
I tried removing ntpdate it would have broken ubuntu-minimal so I left 
it.  I installed ntp and it seems to have made no difference...

> Then what happens is, your system will not immediately show the correct time, 
> it will very gradually adjust itself little by little. Unless you reboot it, 
> then I think it sets itself correctly right away.
> Dave
Even after installing it, I get the "unable to contact time server" and 
that it can't update the time...  :@(

I even tried the old Windows First Resort as a last resort - I 
rebooted...  it made no difference.



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