ntpdate installed but time differs from nrc official?
nielsen at oz.net
Fri Jun 9 18:19:18 UTC 2006
On Jun 9, 2006, at 10:00 AM, ubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com
for the most part, i've been v. happy with all things ubuntu. the
time display's one of those things that can seem trivial, until you
look a little further, at least as far as i understand it (not far,
really). lots o' things inside the wee box, though, depend on an
accurate timestamp. the shutdown script's another thing that doesn't
seem to work as expected.
when i started noticing, for instance, that the cbc news was coming
on several minutes past when my watch (synch'd to the computer's
supposedly ntp'd clock) said it should, i began to flail about
looking for howto get the ntp to synch up. i found the 'date & time'
option, of course, *after* i'd asked my original question, and after
i'd already downloaded and installed the ntp-server and ntp-doc
thingies. my only other issue with this particular ubuntu revolves
around the screensaver, and "issue"'s probably too strong a word.
more of a niggle, really. (i really liked franz melchior's clock
screensaver in kde, mostly 'cause i can see it on the screen, from my
bathroom...) i've seen traffic on the lists to the effect that
gnome's screensaver bugs others a bit as well.
but if i had to say if the lock-up was a lock-up or a screensaver
hang, well, it looked and sounded like a lock-up, at least to these
newbie eyes. although it tracked movements, the mouse screen cursor
stopped didn't respond to left-/right-clicks. i couldn't switch
desktops, or make selections from the menu. when i ctrl-alt-
backspace'd outta there, i went to the ubuntu log-in screen. it's
been several years now since i ssh'd anywhere, but i'm guessing here,
that i'd ctrl-alt-Fn# to an alternate console? i don't know what to
do from that point though.
i'm more concerned at the moment with the shutdown option not
working. i recall some early 6.06 traffic that mentioned that problem.
thanks again for your help.
I've found that chrony is much easier to get working correctly than
ntpdate. Since I have a 24/7 ADSL connection I removed the "offline"
paramater in chrony.conf and restarted after installing it. It took
a few hours to make the initial corrections and after that it just
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