FreeBSD loses time when used in VMware

Sevan / Venture37 venture37 at
Wed Jul 5 08:58:45 BST 2006

Stephen Allen wrote:
> 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
> paused?!
> Any ideas why FreeBSD time is running slow?
> Many thanks,
> Steve :)

Look in the VM prefs, there's a option to do with using the host's clock
(sorry, can't remember exactly, Its been a while since I've used VMware)
that should solve your problem.

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