[mythtv-users] time loss...

James Fryman jfryman.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 15:44:37 EDT 2005

Why not use a cron job to sync hourly? (run 'crontab -e' as myth user)
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35 * * * * /usr/sbin/ntpdate $NTPSRV
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You'll have to disable the ntpd service, or else you won't be able to 
sync, since the daemon has control of the port.

#  /sbin/service ntpd stop
#  /sbin/chkconfig ntpd off

My $.02. Good luck!


James D. Fryman
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Michael Kimberlin wrote:
> My mythtv box is losing time.  I get different output from hwclock and 
> date...even a couple of seconds after syncing the two up.  It seems to 
> get worse when a recording is happening.  I lose quite a bit of time 
> (into the hours a day, on days that have more recordings).  Needless to 
> say, this totally screws up my start and stop times.
> I read that syncing the hardware and system clock and then removing 
> /etc/adjtime followed by a reboot would take care of this...and it 
> seemed to.  But as soon as a recording started I was back in the same 
> boat again.
> It's amazingly disappointing to come home to a show that started recording
> 15 minutes too late and pushes 15 into the next show...and it's everyday.
> ANY help would be greatly appreciated...
> Thanks,
> -michael
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