system clock is too slow

John Thompson JohnThompson at
Wed Jul 28 19:41:25 UTC 2004

Gang Qin wrote:

> My FC2's system clock is very slow, every hour it loses more than 30 min 
> when the system is running, is there a way to find out the reason and 
> correct it?

How old is the battery?  You can use ntp to keep the clock syncronized 
with a time server on the internet but if the battery is going, ntp is 
only a band-aid.  If you have a dead battery and power down 
(intentionally or otherwise) you may have an unbootable system when you 
try to power up again.


-John (john at

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