Can't set clock
wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Mon Jan 5 01:08:39 UTC 2009
Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Sunday 04 January 2009, Wulfy wrote:
>>> 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.
>> 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.
> Try running:
> ntpdate pool.ntp.org
> That is a one time shot at setting the clock.
wulfy at wulfy-desktop:~$ ntpdate pool.ntp.org
5 Jan 01:01:14 ntpdate: bind() fails: Permission denied
wulfy at wulfy-desktop:~$ sudo ntpdate pool.ntp.org
[sudo] password for wulfy:
5 Jan 01:01:29 ntpdate: the NTP socket is in use, exiting
> Either make it a cron job (daily) or modify:
> to include pool.ntp.org as a time server.
> Here's the appropriate server entries I have in /etc/ntp.conf:
> # You do need to talk to an NTP server or two (or three).
> #server ntp.ubuntu.com
> server 0.pool.ntp.org
> server 1.pool.ntp.org
> server 2.pool.ntp.org
I made the changes to ntp.conf. The daily cron job accesses ntp.conf...
Thanks for your help, Bruce! Much appreciated. I'll report back in a
day or so if it's working...
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