Enogh people are using Sylver's image that I doubt that it is causing the problem, but perhaps my installation of SlimServer changed some files? Maybe we both made the same mistake while installing Sylver's image?
Possibly, though I can't imagine what I could have messed up that would screw up the clock to the point where it loses 10 mins per hour!
I'm currently using the box to test out some things (like getting AlienBBC to run with slimserver
), so I don't really want to swap the drive out & try the standard distro just yet. For now, I've resorted to turning off ntpd & running an *hourly* ntpdate, just so it doesn't get too far off track.
Tallinu's suggestion might be worth a try, if it can be installed on the Sylver distro, but the fact that the timekeeping is already so far off that tickadj can't cope is what really puzzles me - I've never seen that degree of slippage on other boxes. Out of curiousity, if you run adjtime.pl, what did it say the final tick adjustment was?