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Stuart Sinderbury

System Time faster than real Time

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I have noticed when I leave my hackintosh turned on that when I return the Time is faster than normal time.

For example

This morning at 8 am I noticed the time was 34 minutes faster than real time, So I opened up time preferances and just that action alone forced a re-sync of the time with the time server I have set (Europe).

I came home 9 hours later to find the time again had lost sync with +12 minutes over the real time and again just opening up time preferances forced a re-sync.

I understand Apple did something with ntpd and pacemaker in 10.9 Mavericks but how can one fix this annoying bug?


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Well here is the fix.

In terminal execute the following commands

cd /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/
sudo mv com.apple.pacemaker.plist com.apple.pacemaker.plist.OFF
sudo crontab -l > /tmp/foo
echo '*/5 * * * * /usr/sbin/ntpdate -s -B -u time.apple.com' >> /tmp/foo
sudo crontab /tmp/foo


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