[nycbug-talk] clock running backwords

Chris Buechler cbuechler
Fri Sep 23 16:49:08 EDT 2005

On 9/23/05, George Georgalis <george at galis.org> wrote:
> The clock is to the second, per eye compare with box running ntp.
> ...more research and I've found that the problem goes away when I
> boot with no APCI. Maybe a build world will fix it, that will take
> a while, but planned anyway. Anybody have comments or experience
> with this?

I've seen that on a box with a buggy outdated BIOS.  It was some Dell
Dimension desktop, P3 ~500 era, and IIRC disabling ACPI also stopped
it.  Regardless, a BIOS upgrade to the latest revision made it go away
for good.


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