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Linux Time Goes faster then real time

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I have a Gateway 7510gx laptop, running windows xp and SuSE Linux 64bit. My problem is when running suse the time goes extremely fast, say its 12:30, if i set my computer time to 12:30 and i wait 15 mintues real time, my computer will act like an hour had passed. How can i fix this? I am extremely new to linux and dont know how to do much at all. THanks.
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by:pjedmond
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Hmm - am beginning to wonder just how fast your laptop should be travelling for that to happen? 2 x the speed of light?

More seriously, I presume that time passes 'normally' when running Windows XP.

Verify whether this issue is due to the hw clock or something to do with the software. - If you restart the laptop, does the clock set itself back correctly again?

You may wish to examine the ntps, and ensure that it is synchronised to your hw clock:

server  127.127.1.0     # local clock
server  accurate.timeserver.com #Feel free to add any other time server you like here - or omit totally!
fudge   127.127.1.0 stratum 10

This will create a fudge file taht will synch your linux distro accurately to the system clock. If that doesn't work then you will need to add in an external timeserver to 'force the clock to behave'.

I also notice that your distro is 64-bit. It is perhaps possible that some bits of your distrivution are actually coded for x86 32bit, and somehow this is having some strange effect on the clock 'ticks'?

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by:secretservgy
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yes, time is normal in windows, i'm completely new to linux, how do i run the scripts or what you posted?
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If installed, then:

/etc/init.d/ntpd start

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i guess i dont have that program.  when i enter that in the terminal it says no such file.
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thanks alot!
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