openSUSE 11.0 ntp troubles

Installed openSUSE 11 on a VMware VM and on my spare laptop. In both cases, NTP acts strangely. Takes ages to come back from its attempt to contact the server. This is true on both the laptop and the VM (server). The logs do not reveal much, but on the VM, actually setting the time failed. On the laptop, the actual problem is typically hidden away under the GUI.

I need to figure this out. openSUSE 11 seems to boot a lot faster as a server, and migrated cleanly on the laptop as well (from 10.3), both important criteria for me. But then it just hangs at the NTP prompt…

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