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I recently installed ubuntu 12.10 and it seems as though my clock is missing. I also don't see any options for date/time in the system settings panel.

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Am I missing something? Again this is with Unity.

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in my case it was running but bugged, I could not change settings and so; I did pkill -f indicator-datetime and it instantly worked again! –  Aquarius Power Jun 4 at 23:52
    
@AquariusPower This worked for me as well too under 14.04 LTS. Thanks –  seb Jun 17 at 10:00

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This could be one of two things, either the clock isn't installed, or a setting has been flipped to turn it off.

First make sure the clock is installed by making sure indicator-datetime is installed:

Install via the software center

Then log out and back in. If it's already installed and it's still not showing up, try the options here:

If that still doesn't work update your question with the results, thanks!

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Thanks for the hints! A simple sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime fixed the problem! –  Brian Dec 1 '12 at 23:38

As per the comments above I've fixed this issue on my brand new 14.04 LTS installation by running.

$ pkill -f indicator-datetime-service

The clock came straight back.

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interesting, none of the other tips worked for me, this did. thx. –  towi Jul 3 at 7:35
    
This worked for me too, thanks. –  AzaraT Jul 10 at 12:01
sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime

and logout/login.

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Worked for me:

sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime
sudo dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata
sudo killall unity-panel-service

Reference: http://askubuntu.com/a/357280/25184

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No need for sudo before killall. –  Mladen Jablanović Mar 6 at 11:40
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In my case killall unity-panel-service was enough to bring the clock back. –  Luís de Sousa Jul 13 at 10:01

Open a terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T), then run the following:

killall unity-panel-service

This command should reset the panel, and hopefully reactivate the clock indicator.

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