Re: System clock speed too high - 2.6.3 kernel

From: john stultz
Date: Tue Mar 30 2004 - 10:28:54 EST

On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 15:00, Praedor Atrebates wrote:
> On Friday 26 March 2004 04:22 pm, john stultz held forth thus:
> > On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 11:30, Praedor Atrebates wrote:
> > > In doing a web search on system clock speeds being too high, I found
> > > entries describing exactly what I am experiencing in the linux-kernel
> > > list archives, but have not yet found a resolution.
> > >
> > > I have Mandrake 10.0, kernel-2.6.3-7mdk installed, on an IBM Thinkpad
> > > 1412 laptop, celeron 366, 512MB RAM. I am finding that my system clock
> > > is ticking away at a rate of about 3:1 vs reality, ie, I count ~3 seconds
> [...]
> > Could you please send me dmesg output for this system?
> >
> Attached is the output of dmesg.

You mentioned that your system is an older laptop, and you're setting
"acpi=on" in your boot arguments. What happens when you omit "acpi=on"?
Do you get a message saying something to the effect of your system being
too old for ACPI? Does everything still work as it ought?

I'm still working on this one.
See for more details.


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