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Ubuntu messed about with several ways to do ntp clock sync. This finally worked:
- make sure systemd-timesyncd is installed and active (it is by default)
sudo systemctl status systemd-timesyncd.service
- update /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf, fixing two things:
sudo emacs -nw /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf --- [Time] NTP=time.google.com # google more reliable than ubuntu, perhaps FallbackNTP=ntp.ubuntu.com # might as well fallback, tho RootDistanceMaxSec=55 # THIS SEEMS VERY IMPORTANT, the default of 5 was timing out
- This should say yes, haven't seemed to get this working yet... TBD...
sudo timedatectl status --- System clock synchronized: no NTP service: active
- So i fucking forced it for the moment, P I T A ...
sudo date 12072037