A few months ago someone caught me sending a post here at a time ostensibly over an hour before it'd've been physically possible. Since then I've tried to pay more attention to a little applet down on the panel that gives date and time. (It helps to have a cheap atomic watch, especially with hands.] It seems like every time I think to look, the fool thing is at least several minutes off. Right now, for instance, the watch is barely short of 4:40, and the applet says 4:48. (I last reset it only days ago.) I know what will happen -- it never fails. I tell it to adjust; give root's password; change the NTP server or just disable and re-enable it -- or merely highlight a server, any server, if none is already. It will then make me wait a few seconds while it contacts the server, close, and go back to showing the right time. What is wrong, and how do I fix it? -- Beartooth Staffwright, Wordcrafty Squirreler FC5; Pine 4.64, Pan 0.14.2.91; Privoxy 3.0.3; CXO 5.0.1 Dillo 0.8.5, Opera 9.01, Firefox 1.5, Galeon 2.0.1 Remember I have little idea what I am talking about.