[mythtv-users] Offset all recordings by a few minutes

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Dec 18 15:32:08 UTC 2006

On 12/17/2006 02:58 AM, John Pilkington wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> 7) see http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Clock.html and, especially, "
>> 2.2 Potential Conflicts" ( http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Clock-2.html#ss2.2 ), 
>> which may explain how your system got "broken" in the first place 
>> (allowing you to fix the /source/ of the problem, as well as fixing the 
>> problem)
> Mike: Thanks for this helpful reference.  I was the one who posted the 
> report about my experience with ntp, which was, as far as I remember, in 
> the FC5 out-of-the-box configuration.
> I don't run the system (a single box) continuously - which seems to be 
> part of the problem,

Yep.  As explained in the HOWTO, if you're powering the system down for 
longer than a few minutes, you shouldn't sync the RTC to the corrected 
system clock at shutdown.  Since most distros do this automatically, 
it's quite likely that your system will build up an incorrect drift 


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