Questions relating to time and timezones.

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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 ...
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For some reason I want to set the system date to earlier month but I am unable to set it

For some reason I want to set the system date to earlier month in my ubuntu 12.04 machine? But I am unable to set it. When I tried to change the system time to earlier month or year getting back to ...
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Date and time format

How to echo date and time like this [day-month-year/hour-minutes-seconds] including "[" and "/". I also need to redirect it in a file. Thanks
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How to change system time or force a sync with hardware clock

My laptop is probably running out of CMOS battery, I know I have to fix it soon, but until then, this very annoying issue keeps me from using it. Scenario: My system clock is reset to 15/12/08 11:00 ...
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Battery icon constantly empty when discharging Vaio VGN-FZ210CE

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-210CE laptop, and its battery does not report the drain rate properly. In 11.10 and earlier, the battery icon would update with the percentage, not the estimated time. In 12.04 ...
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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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What is the package and background process for “network time”?

What is the background process of "network time" in gnome control center (gnome system settings)? Is there a package providing this feature? I've noticed that neither ntp nor openntpd are installed ...
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How to fix wrong system time and date?

I just ran a clean install of 12.10 on my sys76 laptop. Time and date reads: 19:36 31 december 1969, even though it is: 13:29 07 november 2012. I have it set for my location and it won't change ...
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How to change Thunderbird's display time to 24h format?

Currently Thunderbird displays time in AM/PM mode. How can I change it to 24h mode? UPDATE 1: $ locale |grep LC_TIME LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
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How can I automatically time commands in bash?

In tcsh, there's the variable time: The time shell variable can be set to execute the time builtin command after the completion of any process that takes more than a given number of CPU ...
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How can I set the date format to my country setting?

I am German, but I use only English software. Hence, I am also using English Ubuntu. It's not because I don't know how to install German Ubuntu. It's because I prefer to work with English software ...
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Clock is one hour too fast, how do I fix it?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. I am in Europe/Dublin timezone. My clock is one hour fast. I'm getting time off the Internet. Here is the output from dpkg-reconfigure tzdata at 15:41. Current default ...
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How to display correct time in persistent live USB

It seems that while booting in persistent live USB, the wrong time (GMT / UTC instead of local) is displayed (at least that's what happens in Lubuntu 12.10).
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Xen keeps making the time wrong on a Windows guest

Just upgraded our Ubuntu Server to 12.04.1 LTS. It runs a Xen VM, which is Windows Server 2008 R2 x64. We are using the xl toolchain for Xen. We are in the UK, which is currently GMT+1 (BST). The ...
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Why does running `time` and `/usr/bin/time` give different results?

Why does running time and /usr/bin/time give different results? /usr/bin/time thomas@tbdesktop:~$ /usr/bin/time -f "Elapsed time:%E" wc /etc/hosts 9 25 224 /etc/hosts Elapsed time:0:00.04 time ...
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How to stop automatic time update?

I want to know is there any way to stop automatic time update permanently in Ubuntu 12.04 . Thank you
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hwclock, not in sync with system clock

My hardware clock keeps going out of sync. I set it to system time a few times, but it keeps going back to the 5hrs ahead state. Is this normal? Could it make trouble? How come my system clock is ...
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Time differences between windows and ubuntu partition?

I'm running a tri-boot setup with Windows 7, ubuntu 12.04, and Backtrack 5 all running on separate partitions. When ever I boot into windows after linux the time is all messed up and I have to ...
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Stop Time Sync Between Host and Guest - VirtualBox

So I've been googling and I've tried the following commands. I want to stop the virtual machine from having the correct time and just to stick with what time it last recorded. The host operating ...
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Datetime indicator shows times for unrequested locations

I am from India , so I have added my time locations in time settings . I have added only one location, but the indicator is showing other locations which I have not added to list. (See the ...
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Where does ntpdate get its settings from and what is the “no servers can be used” error about?

When I run ntpdate on its own, I get the following output: 8 Jun 15:47:46 ntpdate[31251]: no servers can be used, exiting If I run it with the -q ntp.ubuntu.com switch, it seems to query just ...