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jalone
August 29th, 2012, 12:51 PM
HI all, i am using a virtual ubuntu 12.04 (parallel) with classical gnome de (no unity) and i am trying to set the OS clock.

whenever i try to set a network one or set it manually through GUI, suddenly the the minutes go some forward, and after a while or reboot both date and time are screwed of several days/hours/mins

it really bothers me cos i am using SVN and some backup facilities whose data would be screwed by these inconsistencies.

i would like to understand if its a known problem, a virtual machine issue or maybe a solution.

Thank you.

chubble10
August 29th, 2012, 12:55 PM
If they are running in VMs, they usually copy the time from the host PC. Will it try to stay in sync with the host or just randomly keep shifting?

Lars Noodén
August 29th, 2012, 01:29 PM
Do you have either ntp or openntpd installed yet? If so, what do the logs (/var/log/syslog) say?

jalone
August 29th, 2012, 04:19 PM
If they are running in VMs, they usually copy the time from the host PC. Will it try to stay in sync with the host or just randomly keep shifting?

the host machine clock run perfectly. i am noticing now that it shift back (almost a month) after any VM reboot. and if i try to correct it through the GUI it will not accept my values for the minutes, going ~8 minutes ahead. now its a while the machine is up and the outsync is of about 12 minutes...

it's so weird.


Do you have either ntp or openntpd installed yet? If so, what do the logs (/var/log/syslog) say?

no, neither ntp, nor openntp :/