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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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Clock disappears after trying to add Weekday / Date: still wondering… [closed]

This is to confirm that this issue affects more than one of us. It's as though the menu bar has only a fixed width available for the clock indicator, and when adding the additional text required by ...
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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

My clock on top panel shows time different from time i set or synched through internet. It began after changing to winter time. Here's the screenshot so you can understand what I mean: ...
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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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How can i convinve my Ubuntu 14.04 that my laptop's motherboard is in the same location as my laptop?

I really want to know where the system saves the clock (date) time in the hard-drive and if possible i'd like to edit it manually. can i? The problem is that Ubuntu always assume that my motherboard ...
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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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Lxpanel clock displays as icon instead of text

Suddenly my clock displays an icon with the wrong time instead of the digital numbers. And lxpanel is constantly using a whole core. I am on kernel: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic (x86_64), and distribution: ...
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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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Task Bar Clock problems

Hi having problems with the clock in Kubuntu wont remain set at the right time keeps reverting to UK UTC one hour behind everytime I reset and change to manual it just changes as soon as I go ...
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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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when machine encounter this message “switching to clocksource tlc” machine freeze [duplicate]

i started all the services in PXEBOOT Server ( dhcp, tftp and nfs services ). When i start the client machine, in the black screen some messages are running while it encounter this message ...
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Booting takes time because of switching to clocksourse tsc [duplicate]

Actually i am working on Pxeboot server. While starting Pxeboot client, it struck on "switching to clocksourse tsc". It takes 10 to 15seconds to boot the client. Actually i want to boot within a ...
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Boot takes long time: “switching to clocksource tsc ”

I am working on Pxeboot server. I installed Pxeboot server in one virtual machine and I start my Pxeboot client it takes time to boot while it got this message "switching to clocksource tsc" How to ...
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Clock Not Available after update on 13.10 and greyed out unable to access settings

Clock Not Available after update on 13.10 and greyed out unable to access settings. Not terribly important but annoying the clock is no longer displayed after updates.
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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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Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS clock settings on install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS on a HP Proliant server machine but when the installation tries to sync the clock, the installation process stops and I can't find the way to skip the ...
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Getting my clock back in Kubuntu 13.10

How do I get my clock back in Kubuntu 13.10? It disappeared on a reboot when I could not update. I'm still having a number other problems
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Can't add new Live Wallpaper to Slidewall

I don't seem to have the "add" option on my Slidewall software for adding new Live wallpapers. Why is it happening? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Please help!
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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

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 ...