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System time drifts terribly on Ubuntu 12.04.5 Dual boot

I have a problem of system time drift on my newly-installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 dual boot with Windows 8.1. By the word terribly, the drift is clearly noticeable by your eyes when looking at the seconds of ...
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How to fix search locations in settings

After upgrade to 15.04, the auto-complete for location search in settings -> Time & Date stopped working: Same problem with adding locations to the clock, however, I'm unable to take screenshot ...
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kde clock format: how to include the day in a non-tiny font?

I'm using KDE on Kubuntu 15.04. I want my taskbar clock to look like this: Sun 19 15:11 (or AM/PM would be ok, main thing is Day / Date in the same font size as the time. I don't need my computer ...
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Gnome shell inverted clock

Here is how the clock appears in my gnome shell: Even though I'm using the Arabic language, this is not how the clock should be displayed. Previously, it worked well but now I don't know what ...
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How do you configure the lock screen in Ubuntu Phone?

I just bought the bq Ubuntu Phone. I wondered if it is possible (and how) to configure the lock screen in the Ubuntu Phone, for example which kind of statistics to display or even better how to ...
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How can I change Calendar's Language and adjust Time and its Format?

Language on calender is not english and time is wrong and 24hr format.I dont know how to change it.I selected Georgia as my state but on map it showed maybe USSR ?
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Update time for daylight savings time, set system clock to UTC time, and stay in sync with online server

My two Ubuntu desktops updated their time for daylight savings time but my laptop did not. I am not sure the difference. They are all set to get their time "Automatically from the Internet" and are ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server clock 18s too fast

I've got an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server on AWS and I've noticed that the clock is running about 18s too fast compared to the unix epoch clocks I've seen on various website. I've simply run date +%s to ...
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System time is drifting behind, how to keep it updated [duplicate]

I've inherited a machine running ubuntu 12.04. The system clock has drifted and is now behind actual time by 6 minutes. In the "Date and Time" panel, I see that "Network Time" is on. Timezone is ...
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Ubuntu clock is slow, no Internet. How do I prohibit writing to CMOS clock?

Almost each time after I close the laptop lid, the system clock gets slow: I am not the first one facing this problem, and there are a lot of recipes like "make your clock synchronized", but: ...
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how to have a clock indicator highly visible?

The problem is actually the date time is very hard to read on the systray. The font is black with white outline in a blue background, so basically what I see there is just blurred unless I glue my ...
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Ubuntu and Windows Dual Boot Clock Problem

I have gone through the various threads regarding this, but surprisingly /etc/default/rcS contains UTC=no by default for me. Now I've no idea what should I do next? I'm using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu ...
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Clock showing wrong time

This is not a duplicate of Clock time is off on dual boot. This is a TimeZone Bug! My clock on top panel shows time different from time i set or synched through internet. It began after changing to ...
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Turbo Boost work with Ubuntu [duplicate]

My notebook has an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost to 2.6GHz. My question is, will Turbo Boost work with Ubuntu?
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Clock disappears after trying to add Weekday / Date

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and when I try to add "Weekday" or "Date and month" to my clock, the entire clock disappears (though, oddly this does not happen when I add "Seconds"). I tried to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS refuses to believe that my hardware clock isn't UTC

I am running a dual-boot with Windows 7 and my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS thinks that my BIOS clock is UTC, regardless of having changed my /etc/default/rcS line to not assume that my bios clock is UTC (I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs at “[2.688088] Switched to clocksource tsc” (Intel Pentium 4)

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a Pentium 4 machine but booting the System hangs at: [2.688088] Switched to clocksource tsc I've tried all the GRUB kernel bootoptions listed in this post: ...
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Digital Clock shows Chinese characters

I am in Lubuntu 14.04 My digital clock is showing the day and date in Chinese characters. I was in Japan and am now in Malaysia. The time is correct. How can I get them to change back into English?
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Change clock resolution to 1000 Hz

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I need to change the clock resolution to 1000 Hz (now it's 250 Hz, the default value). I understand that I have to set it and then recompile the kernel, as for example ...
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xfce clock issue

I'm having some trouble with my new Xubuntu 14.04 installation's clock. It seems to be lagging behind by an hour. the date and hwclock commands are reporting the correct time. I even tried to ...
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How to customize top panel? Ubuntu 14.04 Unity

I'm looking for a way to move some of the "stuff" on the top panel from the right corner to the center. It's a little frustrating thing to look at the time in the corner, when I can possibly just look ...
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Why is that my ubuntu clock is not working during the time I put in sleep mode

When I set time in ubuntu it's working fine, but soon after putting in sleep mode, it's not working. Let's say the time is 3:00PM and I suspended the laptop for 2 hours. It's now 5:00PM but when the ...
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How to change indicator clock font size?

Can't find any way to change font of clock (only) located in indicators applet in ubuntu 14.04. Anyone?
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xubuntu 14.04 clock laptop

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba NB520 laptop and used Vienna as time zone. Now the clock on the panel always shows a time which is two hours too early. But in Properties the time is displayed ...
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Light alternative for Unity clock applet (netbook)?

Default clock applet is heavy based on evolution ( I think it is provided by this package )indicator-datetime. For this reason, on on Ubu 14.04, it is sucking about 30mb of ram ( as for htop info ) ...
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Days Countdown Timer in Ubuntu Menu Bar

I need an applet that can count up to specific number of days. I'm currently using the 'alarm-clock-applet' from Software Center but it can only count up to 24 hours. I need a countdown timer in Days ...
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How can I force the gnome clock in the top menu bar to update?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10. When I use sudo ntpdate -s time.nist.gov to update my system time, I observe that the date command returns the correct time, but the gnome clock in the top menu bar on the ...
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Is there an alarm-clock / timer for Ubuntu 13.10?

I'd like to use a timer / alarm-lock for Ubuntu 13.10, that appears next to or within the dropdom-menu of the clock in the top-Panel. I tried e.g. "gnome-shell-timer", "alarm-clock", but both seem ...
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No Time in Top Panel (Gnome Classic)

I've been using Ubuntu with Gnome Classic for a while and I've noticed recently that in the "Indicator Applet Complete" in the Top Panel, my name and the clock have disappeared. I think it happened ...
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Windows 8.1 clock time always wrong

I am using dual boot operating systems on my Dell Inspiron N4050 laptop with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10. The time in Windows remains correct while I keep using it. But when I log into Ubuntu and ...
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Error while attempting to synchronize system time

I recently noticed that the time on my system clock is off by several minutes. Currently, my date and time settings say that the time is being set "Automatically from the Internet". That doesn't ...
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How to install a clock face on my desktop? [duplicate]

I just installed 12.04 and would like to jazz it up a little with a nice-looking clock face on my desktop. Any suggestions...? Thx
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Upgraded to 13.10 now clock settings are all disabled and clock does not display

I've upgraded to 13.10 and now I don't have the standard menu clock, which I need for work. I checked and 'indicator-datetime' is installed. I even uninstalled/reinstalled that applet with no luck. ...
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Make gnome-desktop clock larger

I use Xfce with gnome-screensaver. Is it possible to change the font size of the date/time in the lock screen (on the top bar) without making any changes to font sizes elsewhere? Thank you
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clock in panel not keeping correct time

i'm running kubuntu 13.04 , this issue started recently, not sure exactly when though, and seems strange. the digital clock in the panel sets itself ahead 4 hours, each reboot after resetting, it sets ...
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Clock shows incorrect time [duplicate]

Please someone tells me why, after installing Ubuntu 12.04, that my clock displays the incorrect time. My operating system time is delayed several hours, and I don't know how to fix it. Thank you.
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Time problem, my clock is completely wrong

I am in Bangkok at the present, and the time here is 9.44PM TUE 18-6-2013 but my clock show as 7.33PM WED 19-6-2013 What's wrong with my clock? I have spent a lot of time trouble shooting with UTC ...
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The number 3 is not displayed in the menu bar's clock applet

See image. This is how the current time is displayed -- the '3' from '13:39:22' and '2:57:31pm' is missing... Any idea how to fix this? (seems to've started after latsted upgrade, yesterday) Clock ...
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Decimal Clock for Strftime

Is it possible to show decimal time, as in Wiki - Decimal Time, on strftime? If not, is there any plugin?
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How do I add missing cities for the other locations on the time & date clock?

I want to add 'Amsterdam' and 'San Francisco' to my "Time in other locations" setting on the clock, but those cities seem to be missing. What is wrong? How do I add them? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. ...
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What units does the ntp drift file use?

When the ntpd daemon is running, the file: /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift gets updated periodically. Example: 17:20 hostname 118 ~> ls -l /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift -rw-r--r-- 1 ntp ntp 7 May 20 16:46 ...
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How do you get an hourly talking clock?

I want to get a program (a script that can be set to auto-start or something) that tells you every hour like "It's 11 o'clock." I know it's easy on Macs, but how do you get that on Precise?
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Where did the lockscreen clock go?

I am using raring dailies, and one thing that my eyes liked was the lockscreen. I really liked the clock. A simple thing, but still really good? Now it is suddenly gone. Did they really remove it ...
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Ubuntu inside virtual machine: ntpd or ntpdate or ??? to avoid clock drift

Problem: ntpd, when installed on a virtual machine running Ubuntu (I've had this on hosts with a variety of hypervisors such as KVM and VMware ESX) seem to be prone to severe clock drift. I haven't ...
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How to get a clock in Unity top panel?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10, 64-bit, I had a clock up in the top right of the top menu panel. I noticed the other day that it is no longer there. I've scoured all the settings and everything in Ubuntu ...
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How to tell if laptop was woken by rtc?

Say I set my laptop to wake every morning with rtcwake (e.g. echo $(date +%s 'tomorrow 08:00') > /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm in a cron job or in /etc/pm/sleep.d/99-set-alarm.sh). Now, I'd like ...
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Timezone in “Date & Time” from gnome control center is frequently wrong

Currently on a system with ubuntu and awesome as the window manager. For some reason changing the timezone in gnome control center does not do a thing. Running date returns the right timezone (as ...
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xfce4-panel clock is slow to update after resume from suspend [closed]

On Xubuntu 12.10, when I resume from suspend, the clock displays the time when the suspend occurred, and it takes about 30 seconds for the clock to update to the correct time. Then the clock works ...
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BIOS time is incorrect

OK here's a weird question. I have like, 7 year old hardware. I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. If I ever have a need to go into the BIOS, it's showing the time incorrect - I think it's showing it in ...
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How can I only show week day and date in my gnome shell clock?

I had to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop pc after something went awry while trying to update to 12.10. Before reinstalling, my clock had the following format: Wed 13:21: And now, this is what ...