computer miscellany
Mood: sneezy
Posted on 2008-09-03 10:31:00
Tags: computer
Words: 96

My Linux box is losing 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!


Comment from djedi:

yay, crash free! Our next step should be to install wow and see if that crashes on the windows side.

Comment from kernelm:

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.

Comment from gregstoll:

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...

Comment from omega697:

It should not only be syncing it should also be measuring your clock drift and compensating for it automatically.

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