F7 K6-2 system losing time

Andras Simon szajmi at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 05:00:30 UTC 2008

On 3/24/08, Kevin Cummings <cummings at kjchome.homeip.net> wrote:
> I'm playing with an old motherboard of mine. Its an AMD K6-2 500MHz
> processor, w/384MB PC-100 SDRam (Max amount). Its running the latest F7
> kernel, and its losing time. Almost 15 seconds / minute (ouch!). This
> motherboard used to run my main home server, running on RH9 & FC2
> without any problems with its timekeeping. Now that I'm playing with F7
> on it in a *very* minimal system (few server services, X11, nfs, but no
> http, no email, etc) its losing time big-time. Even running ntpd can't
> keep up with it. In fact, it re-syncs to the correct time only when I
> restart ntpd.
> Anyone have a clue as what's wrong with it?

I'm not sure, but perhaps it's caused by the old on-board battery.


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