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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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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 ...
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Unable to add another time zone in clock

I am unable to add another time zone in the clock. Currently i am in India and also want to add Sydney in the clock but when i try to add locations from the Choose locations tab, it doesn't ...
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User name on top-right most tray vanished!

User name on top-right most tray vanished! I can't see it any more. I see the power button and directly beside it is the clock, I'm using Ubuntu the latest version until now (v.12) 32-bit Any ...
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Gnome Classic's clock on Unity

I really like the Gnome Classic's clock indicator. Is it possible to install/use it in Unity? Example:
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Get calendar to snap to one screen, rather than overlaying in the middle

I have a problem with Lubuntu desktop in that, the calendar on the tray bar when clicking on the current time opens in the centre of the entire desktop spanning the gap between my dual monitors which ...
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Clock settings are disabled from Time & Date Settings [closed]

In my time & Date settings clock settings seems to be disable. Which default package is missing on my system ?
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No way to show seconds in Gnome Classic clock

I cannot force clock in Gnome Classic to show seconds. Tried within dconf-editor, changing all available clock settings: com > canonical > indicatior > datetime There I was trying by changing ...
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how to move clock to the middle of Unity panel in Ubuntu 12.04

I want to move the clock into the middle of Unity panel (U 12.04) to make it looks like in Luna OS. Anyone who can do it, share the way, please! Thanks in advance.
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How to make the clock sync automatically after suspension of a Virtual Machine

I run Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit as a guest OS on a VMWare Player machine over Windows 7. I have the clock displayed in the panel and the location set to my time zone. Occasionally, I close VMWare Player ...
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Menu bar shows the word “Time” where current time should be

I just upgraded from 10.10 to 12.04. A picture says a thousand words in this case. Here's a G+ post with a screenshot of my menu bar: I've tried messing with the clock settings---specifying a ...
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gnotime help hogs my system

In Gnotime, when I open help, the help system hogs my system resources and simply displays an empty Yelp screen. If I run Gnotime in Terminal, I get this message: GTT: GConf: Warning: get ...
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Inconsistency between date-time in terminal and clock

I can't figure out why I have 5 hours difference between GUI clock and date command in terminal. My bios clock is set to GMT... Any ideas ? franck@franck-ThinkPad-T61:~$ date mercredi 11 avril 2012, ...
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need help for alarm

recently i have switched to ubuntu from windows just because i like to explorer new areas but sticked here at ubuntu but there is a problem that i am a heavy sleeper and need alarm that wakes me in ...
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Alienware M17x R3: Possible downclock

I installed recently Kubuntu 11.10 32 bits (had graphics driver issues, wanted to try on 32 bits version) on my new Alienware M17x, with a Core i7-2670QM CPU. Cores are supposed to be clocked at 2.2 ...
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How to fix bad apt signatures after hardware clock reset

So recently I left my laptop unplugged for a few minutes, and since it has nearly zero battery, it cuts off without any graceful shutdown. After turning it on, it says (via BIOS) that the clock was ...
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How to insert countdown into a video file

Is there an easy way to insert a big countdown clock after a given time position of a video file in linux? The countdown clock should count down in seconds from n to 0. Edit: I don't want to insert ...
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How to bring the clock back to the center in gnome-shell?

I am using Gnome-shell on Ubuntu 11.10. For some reason, after I added the usual extensions (Weather Indicator, System Monitor etc) the clock moved to the right - I did not install an extension for ...
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Ubuntu System time is slow/behind

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 on my Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Pro laptop. The system clock keeps on falling behind. I set it to the correct time, but it slows down and speeds up sporadically. Can I fix ...
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How to disable (hide) weekday in gnome-shell (GNOME 3.x) clock?

I can't find a way to remove weekday name from clock applet in gnome-shell, is it possible without editing the source?
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World Clock in gnome-shell

Is there any shell extension which will enable Ubuntu 11.10 gnome-shell users to view time at different locations ?
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How can I use the Gnome clock applet (or equivalent) in Xfce?

I'm using Xfce on Ubuntu 11.04; both the default clock and the Orage applet are vastly inferior to the Gnome 2 clock I was used to that lets you click and display both a calendar and timezones and ...
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Daemon wakeup via clock

I am writing a daemon (my first) and it needs to wake up every second and check a special piece of hardware. I have it checking the hardware, but how do I make it sleep, then wake on a specific ...
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Bios clock reset on every boot.. hardware or software failure?

I am running crunchbang (#!) linux on my netbook (which uses an ubuntu core). When I start my netbook (running on battery) I am prompted to reset my Bios settings. This causes some problems with my ...
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Integrate program into clock panel

it's been a while since I last used Ubuntu and it looks like that Ubuntu changed a lot. Some fast questions would be is current default (Ubuntu 11.10) panel still gnome-panel or is it unity-panel or ...
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How Do I Restore My Clock?

When I boot Ubuntu 10 I got an error message stating that your time applet is not working properly (and yea that's true, it is not showing proper time, whereas in Windows the time is exact!). I'm ...
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How to remove clock from panel in gnome-shell?

How to remove clock from the top panel in gnome-shell?
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How do I disable the calendar events section in GNOME Shell's clock applet?

I'm running gnome-shell 3.2.0 and when I click the clock applet in the middle of the top panel, the following shows up: I have no need for the entire right part, right of the dotted line, which is ...
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How can i add a second time zone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get a world clock indicator? In 11.04 i had a second time zone in the Clock/Date Dropdown. In 11.10 there seems to be no obvious way to do this, is there one?
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How do I move the clock in GNOME Classic?

The clock in the middle is driving me batty and I can't get it to move to the right side of the screen where I would like it. No other log in works for me except GNOME Classic so I'm sticking with ...
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How to use clock to run program on time?

For example: I want to set when 6:00 am it plays 1.mp3 (if 2.mp3 is playing then close 2.mp3). When 18:00 it plays 2.mp3 to replace 1.mp3 (replace means close 1.mp3 and play 2.mp3). Everyday was ...
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How do I make the clock stop chiming every hour on the hour?

I'm using a fully updated 11.10 install. After I installed the gnome-shell 3.2 package the clock started chiming every hour (it sounds like a doorbell). If I'm listening to something that needs to ...
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How can I get a world clock indicator?

I am now running Ubuntu 11.04, but I remember that in previous versions of Ubuntu you had an interesting functionality in the clock indicator. You could see how late it was in some places in the world ...
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How to customize indicator-datetime to two line configuration?

Before we used to be able to customize the gnome panel clock to two line style. How could we do the same for indicator-datetime? I understand there's dconf-editor from dconf-tools. And by going to ...
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How do I adjust the Clock Indicator format?

Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04. The clock indicator on the panel is not following my regional settings format. I edited locales and in all applications I have the right format of date and time ...
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How do I use the old clock applet?

The Natty indicator-datetime widget is a HUGE downgrade. It doesn't show a visual indication of time-of-day on the alternate timezones; it doesn't show my upcoming appointments; and it requires me to ...
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How to show seconds on the clock in GNOME 3?

Is it possible to show the seconds on the clock in GNOME 3?
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Time/Date indicator doesn't appear in the panel

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) and now the date/time does not show up in the app indicator area in the top panel. I know that quite a few of the applets/indicators no longer work in Natty, ...
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Is there a vertical clock applet?

I want to keep my panels down to one, running vertically along the left side of my screen. I'm using the DockBarX applet for launchers and open application access, and have an applet main menu ...
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How can I force Ubuntu to use the BIOS internal clock instead of NTP or whatever its being used?

My clock starts running out of sync in Ubuntu which doesn't happen in Windows. The problem is that it just starts losing time after a moment of syncing it with an NTP server, that means the clock is ...
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How do I reload the clock applet?

It seems I am running this bug. Sometimes my clock applet just stops running, and I have a pop-up window saying 'The clock has quit unexpectedly'. Between 'Reload' and 'Close', I have unfortunately ...
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Why does my clock applet calendar appear in the wrong place?

I have a clock applet on the right hand side of a panel at the bottom of my screen. When I click on it for some reason the calendar box appears at the top right hand corner and is partially off the ...