System time running fast

Tanmoy Chatterjee bum.jee at
Thu Sep 30 17:28:57 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 3:42 AM, suvayu ali <fatkasuvayu+linux at> wrote:
> Hi Tanmoy,
> On 29 September 2010 11:35, Tanmoy Chatterjee <bum.jee at> wrote:
>>> To achieve this in Fedora (and probably will work for Ubuntu too) is to
>>> open up system-config-date and under the "Time" tab check the box saying
>>> "System clock uses UTC".
>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH Suvayu. You have solved my problem. Sorry for
>> being late to reply.
> You are welcome. :)
>>> I would also recommend turning ntpd on (a
>>> check-box on "Date and Time" tab)
>> I have not done this though. Is it necessary?
> As I mentioned, its recommended but not necessary. With ntpd turned on
> your clock will be kept synchronised with other time servers on the
> internet. This is a good way to keep your system clock synchronised
> without worrying about it.
Thanks - I will turn on the ntpd on my system now.
>> One thing I want to share with you and other users here - I have also
>> been a subscriber to another user's mailing list - though I am not
>> here for long - still the queries I have posted here got quick and
>> perfect solution than elsewhere - it seems to me the users here are
>> more knowledgeable than elsewhere.
> I am a very new Fedora user/member of this list. But there are many
> people on this list who have been here long before GNU/Linux came into
> existence. So yes, I agree the collective wisdom of mailing lists like
> this one can be phenomenal. :)
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