System date resetting when rebooting (FC4) (SOLVED)
sbruno at rddh.org.ht
Tue Jun 20 18:49:31 UTC 2006
Robin Laing wrote:
> Stéphane Bruno wrote:
>> Robin Laing wrote:
>>> man hwclock
>>> hwclock is what I used in the past.
>>> Can also be used to test if talking to the hardware clock.
>> I tried to use hwclock to set the hardware clock to the system time,
>> here's the error I receive:
>> "select() to /dev/rtc to wait for clock tick timed out"
>> It is the same error I receive when booting and shutting down, when
>> the system tries to synchronize the hardware clock to the current date.
>> I repeat that this is happening to three Pentium 4 DELL PowerEdge
>> servers (two different models, tower and rackmount)
>> Please. help
> At least to me, this confirms that the kernel is not able to talk to
> the rtc. I would be looking at BIOS settings. This is beyond my
> A quick search showed that this problem isn't only in Fedora but
> Debian as well. One suggestion was to turn acpi=off.
I turned acpi off and it worked. Thanks !!!
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