FreeBSD loses time when used in VMware

Stephen Allen freebsduk at
Wed Jul 5 08:49:19 BST 2006

I run my FreeBSD installation in a VMware session, which I pause each
time I shut my computer down.  This means I have to reset the date/time
when I start it again.  However, the time seems to be running slow... it
takes about 1.5 seconds for a second to pass in FreeBSD.

I run a Gentoo installation too, which a) doesn't suffer this problem,
and b) seems to set itself the right time when I resume it from being

Any ideas why FreeBSD time is running slow?

Many thanks,
Steve :)

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