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I like Unity very much. Recently, I installed Compiz manager and Nautilus Elementary also then tried to Play. During some of my playing around, Unity's clock applet has vanished.

I want to make it show the time again. How can I do this?

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Having date and time gone on Ubuntu 13.10 beta, after next reboot, this command solves the problem:

killall unity-panel-service
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@That's working for me. –  gotqn Oct 23 '13 at 16:55
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Same thing happens to me on about 1/4 of the time I boot and this is a good temporary fix. –  EmbMicro Oct 28 '13 at 2:04
    
Had to do "sudo killall unity-panel-service" –  Nitish Jun 16 at 6:53
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Why is this obvious bug still around after 2 major releases? –  alex.p Jun 26 at 18:00
    
Solved it for me in 14 –  Yehonatan Tsirolnik Jul 27 at 19:43
  1. Click the Ubuntu logo in the top-left.
  2. Search for and open "Time and Date".
  3. Open the Clock tab.
  4. Make sure the box "Show a clock in menu bar" is ticked.

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Also make sure the package indicator-datetime is installed.

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Interestingly enough, when what happens on my machine (13.10) this whole tab is greyed out (albeit "Show a clock" is checked). –  Waldir Leoncio Nov 28 '13 at 10:52

Double check that indicator-datetime Install indicator-datetime is installed. Go to terminal and type

sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime

Now log out and then back in.

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In my case this was the solution. I had actually removed everything related to Evolution including the Evolution Server and somehow that relates to also removing the indicator-datetime. I simply installed all that again and it worked. –  Luis Mar 18 '12 at 13:40
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OP's requested comment: instead of logging in and out (which is slow, painful, loses your state, and smells of microsoft), you can kill unity-panel-service using ps -ef | grep unity-panel-service and kill <APPROPRIATE PID> This will then immediately respawn a new panel service which loads the indicator. –  Mochan Dec 31 '12 at 0:25
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Thanks for this, in my case I had it installed but a apt-get purge indicator-datetime and then and install was needed. –  Shutupsquare Sep 16 '13 at 12:59

Reinstall indicator-datetime. It should be installed by default, but just in case you have removed it unknowingly, it is best to run the install command again.

sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime

Next, we are going to reconfigure the date time:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata

Lastly, restart unity.

sudo killall unity-panel-service
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This was the solution that worked for me. Running fully patched Ubuntu 13.10 on 23rd Feb 2014. Thanks! –  Kim Feb 23 at 15:50
    
Yes, it worked. –  Qeremy Jun 25 at 22:33
    
the last command was sufficient and worked for me on 14.04 –  D3L 23 hours ago

On my computer, Unity shows word "Time" instead of the real time.

I have the /etc/Timezone file empty, on previous Ubuntu editions it works fine, but on Ubuntu 11 this does not work.

To regenerate the TimeZone file just do:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata

It works for me.

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If that doesn't work you can try restoring your defaults.

From your unity session, try re-launching unity like this:

unity --reset
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If you not found Date-Time on panel then try to find out on whether its hide or not. If not then try to find out its installed or not.

If you find that Date-Time not install then you just install it. 1. apt-get install indicator-datetime 2. killall unity-panel-service

You not need to Logoff or reset Unnity. Just check on your Desktop's Right Corner.

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For those who just want to add/remove timezones, I find effective through dconf editor under com>canonical>indicator>datetime to do that and a few more configurations.

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What configurations need to be done exactly? Right now your answer is quite vague. Could you please edit your answer and be more specific with your recommended solution? –  Kevin Bowen Sep 17 '13 at 7:38

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