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I tried what was mentioned here to no avail. When I update the values in gconf (any of the values, not just custom and custom_format) nothing changes. Is this a netbook edition problem? Is there another clock that I should be looking for, where the changes actually are happening? I only see one clock in the panel. Thanks.

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In 10.10 the tools have been changed to dconf. First install dconf-tools Install dconf-tools , then run dconf-editor

Then navigate to apps -> indicators -> datetime and then check the "show-date" checkbox.

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That's it. Thanks for the fast answer. – smfoote Nov 22 '10 at 21:50
I wish I had a few more reputation points, so I could vote this up. Sorry. – smfoote Nov 22 '10 at 22:21
Voted it up for you as it helped deal with something that was getting on my nerves. – Samizdata Nov 23 '10 at 22:26

there is even a more simple answer to it. Right click on the clock, and click preferences. Just check show the date.

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This option isn't available in the 10.10 netbook edition. – Jorge Castro Nov 23 '10 at 14:25
oh, thanks for the heads-up. – theTuxRacer Nov 23 '10 at 14:28
In 11.04, the option is called "Time and Date Settings" and the dialog is a little different, but it's basically the same idea. It probably has something to do with Unity? – SpashHit Sep 21 '11 at 11:51

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