Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fast Running Clock In Linux

Problems in Linux with the clock running fast can have many things direct as the cause, like Linux kernel bug a bad cmos battery maybe even the processor but what if its something easy and uncommon well that’s what I found the case to be with a  Abit NF-M2S Motherboard Running Zorin 7 64 bit O/S.

What I found to be the problem was the cmos jumper was in the wrong position,
and usually this position will be to reset the cmos or clear it, most of the time this position will not allow booting yet on the machine it did but with the clock
having erratic speeds and the seconds would jump all over.

Repositioning the jumper and then rebooting set the clock to normal, just goes to show you that even small things can cause strange behaviour.

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