When Mint starts up, it adds about 2 seconds to the time.
I have to care about this because I am using satellite tracking software driving motion contol kit.
Setting the system time is easy enough, with root password permission, via the right-click->preferences from the time display.
A re-start seemingly causes the whole thing to be forgotten, and we are again 2 seconds into the past. Why is this? Does perhaps some start-up script take that long to get to it? Is there something we can do about it?
I compare it to the display on a MSF time signal controlled radio clock. I am not trying for super accurate stuff here. Simply to see the seconds tick by in step would be enough for the present.
I have explored the ntp daemon, and the ntpdate and ntpd commands, and it seems that all is well. There is a /etc/ntp.conf, and a /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift, which has a value that changes from time to time. ntp uses the Ubuntu network time servers.
Thanks for any help on this..