[mythtv-users] Mythfrontend Time Check Routine.

Karl Dietz dekarl at spaetfruehstuecken.org
Sat Nov 17 18:10:56 UTC 2012

On 17.11.2012 19:00, Raymond Boettcher wrote:

Which distribution is that?

> One of the bigger problems I have is the time checker in mythfrontend.
> There is no way to make mythfrontend ignore the skew and ntpd is very
> picky. At this point I finally setup a ntp server on my mythtv server to
> sync the time to the frontends. One problem that happens rarely is it
> will fail to sync. It seems that if the time is to far out of alignment
> ntpd will ignore updating the clock.

If ntp is failing on start you might try with the "-g" option. If the
clock is so bad that it falls out of sync faster then ntp will fix it
you've got bad hardware and should get your money back.


> But since things are the way they are now, is there a option for the
> ntpd.conf to tell the frontends to sync the clock no matter how skewed
> the clock is?? Thanks...

look at the "tinker" configuration option and its "panic" value.


PS: Don't forget to setup a local reference clock with high stratum to
still have local clocks in sync when you lose the external clock
reference. The clock will be off, but agree to each other.

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