Questions relating to time and timezones.

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Standard user can change the Date and Time

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition. And now I want that I give full right to my Standard user to change the Time and Date accordingly. In my system After shutting down the system for a 4-5 hrs reset ...
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Time conflict in dual boot system

As per the suggestion by one of my friends, I tried to follow the process to edit /etc/default/rcS and then changed UTC=no but after this I'm not able to save this. Can any tell the solution.
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clock dissapeared from menu

As you can see from the screenshot, I am missing date and time from top menu. Is it stupid april fools joke or...? I am clueless how to put it back. Any help would be appreciated. EDIT Tried the ...
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Why cron.weekly started apt-xapian-index at 11AM instead of between 2-4AM?

I have redifined staring hours in /etc/anacrontab and /etc/crontab like following: --- my changes: 17 * * * * root cd / && nice run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly 25 3 * * * ...
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Incorrect duration time in Audacious or any musical player when convert with ffmpeg or avconv

I have one strange problem which I can't figure out and it really drives me crazy. I was searching from a long time for this, but didn't find any adequate answers. It is about the time duration of ...
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Issue: Time is not in sync between Ubunut and Win8

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 dual booting with Win8.1. Recently I am noticing that whenever I boot alternative OS the time is not the same i.e When I switch from Ubuntu to Windows,system time in Windows ...
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How to find the ip-address of the system in ubuntu Ltsp?

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 ltsp want to find the ipaddress of the system in which a user logins in the format username1 ip address login time username1 ip address login time username1 ip address login ...
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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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ntpdate: no server suitable for synchronization found

My clock is off, so I would like to synchronize it using ntpdate. I tried several different NTP servers, but for some reason I always get the following error message: $ sudo ntpdate ntp.ubuntu.com 4 ...
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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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Time and Date Not Available [duplicate]

My time and date not on the menu bar and the clock is not in the system settings. I ran sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime and received this error: Package indicator-datetime is not available, ...
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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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Suggestion, Reset clock on shutdown [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot with Win 7. Ubuntu sets the clock to UTC time which messes with Microsofts little brain and means I have to fix the time when going into Windows. Ubuntu can ...
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Long Time in Install

Second Step of Ubuntu 13.10 of installation my take long several time. and this step could not be skipped. Is it normal?
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Handling leap seconds with date

I am running clockspeed-0.62 (DJB software) on Ubuntu 13.10. I have setup timezones so that /usr/share/zoneinfo is a link to /usr/share/right, and my /etc/leapsecs.dat is up-to-date, i.e contains 25 ...
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Help needed setting up RFC 868 (port 37) time service on Ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 running inside VirtualBox on Windows 7. I also have an older development platform which needs to set its internal clock by using the old time protocol. I'll admit that I'm by no ...
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Time depedencies between Ubuntu distros

I have two versions of Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.04 in my system. Now if I set the time according to my timezone in Ubuntu 13.04, the time in Ubuntu 12.04 changes to 5 hours ahead of the original ...
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Time and Date not showing and the options are faded

I like being able to see the date and time in the upper-right hand portion of my screen. Recently, my time and date have disappeared. I tried adjusting Time and Date through System Settings. I noticed ...
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Add seconds to a given date in bash

I have a complete date plus hours and minutes. I would like to add a number of seconds and display the result as a date "day.month.year hour:minute". "date" doesn't seem to be able to add seconds to ...
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British Indian Ocean Territory time problem

I've been stationed in the British Indian Ocean Territory and I find Ubuntu does not seem to have a time zone for this place. Anyone can help? Any suggestions?
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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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Double timezone. How to delete one?

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, my clock was always one hour fast. I issued the command sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata Current default time zone: 'Europe/Brussels' Local time is now: ...
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Work time tracking app? [duplicate]

I'm looking for time tracking app for linux that works automatically. Which means that you don't have to enter each new activity when you start it (as in hamster). Best would be if it logs the app ...
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Windows time resets even when doing the fix [duplicate]

I am dualbooting ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7. When I boot into ubuntu and then into windows, the windows time is +2 hours of the correct time. I know this has to do with the way the operating systems ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after updating time

I have a laptop that is a dual boot Windows 8/Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I recently noticed that while in Windows, my system time was off. I tried to change it from within Windows but it reset every time I ...
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How can I restore the Time and Date to the panel?

After upgrading to Saucy Salamander which I think is v 13.10 my date and time usually disappears after boot up. I have seen some solutions on older questions one of which is: Using the terminal type ...
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Time setting conflict in a dual boot system

My dual boot computer has Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu 13.10 installed. Suggestions on this website recommend setting the time parameter for Ubuntu to manual. I did that. In fact, I changed both the ...
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ubuntu system time

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Win8.1 on my computer and I have set the time zones correctly and sync the system time with internet for both OS. However, when I switch between these two OS, the system time ...
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“Add Event…” button, why is there?

If you click on top right (by default) on time, you will see calendar. Below calendar there is button "Add Event...", but if you click it, it does nothing. Why is it there, how can I use it?
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Date shows in incorrect language

There are a little problem. I had download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my native lang, but, 'cause translation incomplete and inaccurate in some places, I switched to English (without reinstalled). Mostly it ...
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Time is not displaying in the Top Bar

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 with dual boot along side Windows 8. The top panel or bar doesn't display the time. When I open the Clock menu, all the settings over there are grayed out (Settings -> Time ...
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How to solve date and time problem in a system with both Windows 8 and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu in my system last week which was defaultly installed with Windows 8. Whenever I boot to Windows after a visit to Ubuntu the date and time has changed and vice versa. I have to ...
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How to disable Time and date settings for normal users in Ubuntu?

I need to disable time and date setting for standard users in Ubuntu. How to do it?
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Long startup time [duplicate]

A fresh ubuntu 13.04 install has good startup time for me. after that, when i began installing new softwares, my statup time went very very longer (about 1 minute) :( I google my issue but i could ...
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System time keeps resetting to UTC [duplicate]

Edit by OP: Yes, the community is correct. The question indeed is a duplicate of this one. I missed it in my search. Thank you for pointing me there. I've been noticing a peculiar issue with Ubuntu ...
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Time sync between ubuntu and windows

Iam working as a linux admin. In our company we are using a ubuntu server with windows clients. The time in each clients are not same. Is it possible to sync time from ubuntu server with the windows ...
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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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Will the Linux clock fail at January 19, 2038 3:14:08?

I am a bit concerned about this. It's called the "year 2038 problem". Is the Linux kernel or Ubuntu ready to handle dates after this yet, as of 12.04?
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How to make Ubuntu show date AND time on Files screen? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 12.04 used to show date and time of files in directory in Files. With 13.04, only date is shown (for files created before the current date). How can I make date and time to show in Files on ...
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setting time from ext4 superblock in embedded system

In an embedded system it seems the battery is not present/working, so I need to get around the 'Superblock last write time is in the future' warning. The time of the system will be set back many ...
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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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Time changes when rebooting kubuntu

I have installed a dual boot system with windows 7 and kubuntu but every time i reboot my system; time changes in my kubuntu. Initially frequency of time changing was less but now its changing every ...
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ntpd vs ntpdate: pros and cons

In order to keep the time accurate on a Ubuntu system one can either: Run the ntpd (network time protocol daemon) which will run all the time and continuously adjust the system time when clocks ...
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UTC Clock is not working

I read several forums, questions and still have no solution. I modified the /etc/default/rcS UTC=yes / UTC=no with no results. Checked too ...
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switch off/suspend time log

How do I find out when my computer went to sleep the last time? Like I woke up now and don't remember when the party finished and music stopped playing yesterday. Is there a log file for that? Issuing ...
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system clock is 5.5 ahead although ntp

time zone here is Asia/Tehran, but the ubuntu time is 5H30M ahead of local time. I've checked configs and even installed ntp server, nothing seem to fix this, sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata Current ...
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Installing Ubuntu, on a Windows 8 laptop, without a CD. Can it be done? And what is the normal time for download? [duplicate]

I have a Aspire laptop, Windows 8 pre-installed with 8 GB of ram. I have tried to download via thumb drive but it won't download. So I wanted to know there were any other ways to download it without a ...
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C Time.h functions erratic on Precise 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and using the gcc compiler to compile my C/C++ programs. I want to benchmark a function. AFAIK, there are two standard functions to calculate time on POSIX systems and both ...
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How do I set the time?

System Settings -> Date and Time. This dialog allows to set time zone and date, but doesn't allow to set the time. How can I change the time?
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Time in gtalk and facebook chat is wrong

I messed with some time zone settings while installing Redis yesterday following this tutorial: http://www.codingsteps.com/install-redis-2-6-on-ubuntu/ (at least I think this is when the problem ...