notfred wrote:There's also Bug 422536 where if you have an nVidia chipset and non-ECC memory it can claim a kernel error on every boot to scare you. I'm disappointed that this one is taking so long to turn off the spurious warning.
just brew it! wrote:Turns out that the stock BIOS also was the cause of another issue. I had noticed that the clock on this system tended to lose a couple of minutes a day; this is outside the range that the Linux Internet time service daemon (ntpd) is able to correct cleanly without periodically stepping the time. (To get a clean "lock" where ntpd keeps the time continuously in sync, your clock needs to be off by less than 500 ppm, which is approximately 43 seconds/day.)
I had dealt with this by installing an optional package called adjtimex, which allows the system clock to be tweaked manually; I told adjtimex to speed the clock up to get it within a few seconds/day, and ntpd took care of the rest.
After installing the BIOS update, the system clock apparently started running at the correct rate on its own. So my adjtimex hack was making it run about 2 minutes/day too fast!
titan wrote:On Gentoo, there's an ntp-client Init script that runs before ntpd is started. ntp-client first sets the clock to the proper time no matter how far off the system clock is from the Internet clock. Are you sure that Ubuntu doesn't have a similar script?
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