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computer miscellany [Sep. 3rd, 2008|10:31 am]
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My Linux box is losing time...like a lot of time, over a minute an hour. Is there some battery I can replace on the motherboard or something?

I installed Windows on my Mac laptop last night with the help of Boot Camp. It worked, despite the fact that I did pretty much everything wrong or out of order. I really got into the groove of reading an instruction that contradicted what I had just done :-) Anyway, all the drivers and such work so maybe I have a hope for playing Warhammer Online, or possibly WoW crash-free!

[User Picture]From: djedi
2008-09-03 06:36 pm (UTC)
yay, crash free! Our next step should be to install wow and see if that crashes on the windows side.
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[User Picture]From: kernelm
2008-09-03 06:44 pm (UTC)
How old is the motherboard? Do you often turn off the box? There's a CMOS battery that keeps the clock ticking when power is off.


I'd also think about just using NTP.
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2008-09-03 06:59 pm (UTC)
No, I barely ever turn it off - but it sounds like the CMOS battery could be the problem anyway. Thanks!

I am using ntp, but I wasn't able (in a brief search last night) to find out how to make it sync up more - it would have to be doing it every couple of hours to be even somewhat accurate...
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[User Picture]From: omega697
2008-09-03 08:01 pm (UTC)
It should not only be syncing it should also be measuring your clock drift and compensating for it automatically.
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