AMD Athlon -- clock run 2x faster under linux

justin gedge jgedge at
Tue Aug 30 12:55:27 MDT 2005

apic vs. acpi-- yeah-- those are my dyslexic fingers at the keyboard-- 
that's the option I tried-- and it fixed the clock and took out the 
network.  I guess as a last resort-- if I'm online-- I could have a 
cronjob set to update the clock every second or something dumb like that 
-- and just pass in the noapic at boot if I'm going to be offline.

as far as kernel-- I've run the SuSE updates and have the current kernel 
that SuSE blesses

jgedge at emmett:~> uname -a
Linux emmett #1 Tue Jul 19 12:42:37 UTC 2005 
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

haven't tried a bios update-- I'll look into that.

Justin Gedge

Tyler Strickland wrote:

> On 08/30/2005 12:28 PM, Tyler Strickland wrote:
>> On 08/30/2005 11:57 AM, justin gedge wrote:
>>> Recently bought an hp laptop [hp pavilion zv6170us].  It's a fairly 
>>> nice machine with an AMD Athlon64 in it.
>>> ...
>>> The real issue that's burning me up right now is the system clock is 
>>> running faster than it should -- like 2x faster.
>>> ...
>>> Anyone ever see anything like this before?
>> I have, but it's been a while so I don't remember exactly how I fixed 
>> it.  What kernel version are you running?  Have you tried upgrading 
>> your kernel?  Your bios?  I'll keep racking my brain to see if I can 
>> remember the fix...
> Another thought - you might try disabling APIC instead of ACPI at boot 
> (noapic)
> --Tyler
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