[CentOS] kde failing???

Mon Dec 12 13:28:12 UTC 2016
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On Dec 11, 2016, at 10:01 PM, geo.inbox.ignored <geo.inbox.ignored at gmail.com> wrote:
> - part 1: clock losing time
> first noticed time was off by 8 min, reset via F2 cl terminal.
> ~40 min later, off by ~2 min, reset via 'service manager' by stopping
> ntpd, count 20, started ntpd, within a few seconds, clock reset to
> correct time.
> ~1 hour later, noticed clock off again, considered cause to be cmos
> battery failing. after removing ~30 screws and bottom cover, found
> that cmos batter was soldered to board. checked with dvom, voltage
> read 3.2v with main battery and charger removed.
> ran web search on tower box to find that cmos battery is a rechargeable
> 3.0 v battery and being that removing screws and cover took several
> minutes, with battery being up, cause must be elsewhere.
> note - noticed that a time problem was occurring just after tzdata
> update on 2016-1201.
> was not able to pursue further due to next problems.

It could be a bad drift file.  I think it’s normally configured as /var/lib/ntp/drift, but check your ntp.conf. 

You should try deleting it when the system is up and running at normal temperature and restart ntpd and let it run for a while.

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>