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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...
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Is there anything like Nanny that's still being developed? [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for my kids to use. I am concerned about how long they use the PC each day. Is anyone aware of any parental time-limit apps, like Gnome Nanny or timekpr, that are ...
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Refresh Unity UI Time By Command Line

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 desktop virtual machine ran by VMWare and having some issue with the GUI clock/time what ever it is called. The thing in the right corner showing the time. When I put the laptop ...
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Installing Roundcube Web Server, gave date and time error while checking PHP configuration

Installing Roundcube Web Server, gave date and time error while checking PHP configuration. I am trying to configure the webamil using roundcube. Below is the details. pop / smtp service is working ...
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kern.log reports times in UTC instead of local time zone

I attempted to set my local timezone to America/New_York by doing (as root): # cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York /etc/localtime # echo "America/New_York" > /etc/timezone # dpkg-reconfigure ...
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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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Xubuntu 12.04: wrong time; change system language

I have recently installed Xubuntu 12.04 on my rather old computer. Most of the things are fine but I have a couple of problems. During the installation I was asked to choose a language and I chose ...
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How do I set my clock in Windows to UTC / localtime?

I have a dual boot and a I configured windows to use UTC with a registry fix as explained in here: Ubuntu 12.04 clocktime is off by 4 hours Now, I need to come back to localtime again, and I have no ...
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Real time vs. process time

When using the time command to measure time of different executions of a process (under different hardware circumstances), I came across a phenomenon that I don't understand. The real time of the 1st ...