Re: ntpd not installed on beta 5 #ntp #chrony #ntpd


The RTC is part of the GPS and is set by the GPS, make sure your GPS is receiving to get the RTC set, you can use gpsmon or cgps to check the gps.  Then gpsd and chrony need to be running for the system clock updates.

On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 4:51 PM Gayland Gump <kg7gcf@...> wrote:
FYI,  I installed a battery before I first powered up the DRAWS but the time did not update even with a network connection and the gps antenna installed.  I ended up setting it manually using the date command.  Haven't been back to it to see if it has held will try to get around to that soon.


On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 4:35 PM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:


I have been playing around with chrony for a few hours now and I've
convinced myself that chronyd should work fine with or without a gps
antenna connected.

If you look at the output of this command without a GPS antenna:

sudo timedatectl

it should have "Network time on: yes"

I have experienced chrony sometimes taking several minutes to get the
local time correct. I think installing the battery on the DRAWS board
could help that behavior. Let me know if you see other time related


f6bvp <f6bvp@...> writes:

> Ok. I reinstalled chrony for it had been removed when installing ntp.
> This time command
> systemctl status chrony
> showed that it was started as ntp client/server and
> chrony sources command found 6 sources while gps is not activated.
> Thanks,
> 73 de Bernard f6bvp
>> Le 18 déc. 2018 à 17:20, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> a écrit :
>> Chrony works without GPS as a client on the Internet.
>>> On Tue, Dec 18, 2018, 08:13 Basil Gunn <basil@... wrote:
>>> > I noticed that on my compass beta-5 system the time was not set
>>> > correctly despite I did perform initial country, keyboard
>>> > etc...configuration.  Thus I apt-get installed ntp and after one or
>>> > two minutes the console clock did display local time correctly.
>>> That's true & I need to fix that.
>>> Currently time defaults to using chrony & the gps.  Chrony is another
>>> implementation the Network Time Protocol. You should notice that when
>>> you install ntp, chrony is removed.
>>> I need to look into using chrony without a gps.
>>> /Basil


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA


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