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Hi all,

Got an 860 a couple of weeks ago after a few years w/5500. Running rc9.1 and its quite awesome. This is what I've been looking out of a handheld . . more of a micro laptop. Great work. Now I was humming along when I had a firefox induced lockup (out of memory?) and after that/ when I'd suspend, the clcok/date would reset to the install date X input would lock up and I'd have to remove the battery to restart.

Searching the forum makes this sound like a consistent prob across RCs. Lots of suggested tweaks to apm but nothing worked for me. Googling lead to a zdebian tidbit about the hardware clock and sethwclock. After removing the battery/ it appears the hwclock is reset and date --set doesn't modfy that. After a crash/battery removal, I was doing date --set and all seemed fine but on a suspend, when the z woke up, X would check the hw clock in some fashion (now reset b/c of battery pull) and it must be comparing the time to the time on some lock file/or something. Current time in hw is now earlier than lock file time and I'm guessing X fraks and game over.

After a battery pull, I've done date --set then sethwclock and suspend works normally and without issue once again

Hope this helps . . cheers Keith
this solution worked nicely with rc10 and my c860. X froze after every suspend because the clock changed back x days upon resume.

my solution was to load ntpdate through a startup script and add sethwclock:

# /etc/rc.d/init.d/S65ntpdate - Start the inetd daemon(s).

# Comment out the following exit line to enable this script.
# exit 0

# Source function library.
. /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions


case "$1" in

       msg -n "Starting ntpdate:"
       exec $CLIENT $TIMESERVER 2>/dev/null >/dev/null
       exec sethwclock -systohc


       $0 stop
       sleep 1
       $0 start

       echo "Usage: $0 (start|stop|restart)"            
       exit 1


exit 0
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