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Subject: Re: iRiver time & Date

Re: iRiver time & Date

From: Stephan Seitz <>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 23:52:07 +0100

On Sun, Nov 20, 2005 at 12:02:26PM -0800, ian douglas wrote:
>some clock problem, and I've noticed that my clock has drifted over half
>an hour since buying it this summer.

Yes, this is a useless feature (at least with this implemention) because
you can't trust the clock. If iRiver had used the radio device and got
the time from senders with RDS, it would be better (if this is possible).

>Hey, maybe a feature request: when you plug in an iRiver unit via USB,
>contact an atomic clock via NTP and set the unit's date/time.

This won't work. NTP stand for *Network* Time Protocol, and there is no
network between your iRiver (mass storage device) and your PC.

There are programs like adjtimex which can correct systematic drifts.
But I don't know if the always changing battery charge will result in a
systematic drift.

I must say, that I think this is not an important feature. Support for
other filesystems like ext2 would be much better.

Shade and sweet water!


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