Questions relating to time and timezones.

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How do I show date next to time in the panel with gnome-shell?

I would like to show the date in the bar up the top there (next to the time). I can not see any obvious way to enable this.
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How to show the time and the date on the locked screen of GDM? [closed]

How do I get a clock on the locked screen of GDM? Using 11.10 (I have a bug in LightDM). When the screen is locked, it shows my wallpaper and the dialogue for the password. I would like to see the ...
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Ubuntu One not syncing / wrong time after updates

After latest update of 11.10, Ubuntu One is not syncing anymore, even after resetting the password. The error message is: An exception representing an authentication failure. Also after this ...
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How to change “inode change time” of a file?

I tried to use touch -d "2011-09-15 16:50" test.txt but it just modifies the last access time and the last modified time. Access: 2011-09-15 16:50:00.000000000 +0700 Modify: 2011-09-15 ...
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How to start using KtimeTracker?

I installed ktimetracker from Sofware Center. When I run it trough launcher o writing "ktimetracker" in console. It ask me for a iCalendar file (I think so), I've never heard of that type of file, so, ...
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System time is 12 hours ahead [closed]

I use ntpd to set the time on my server to GMT and it works however it always sets the time 12 hours ahead. It says it is GMT and it doesn't give any errors when I run ntpd. Any ideas to fix this? ...
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Very Slow Boot Up time and low battery life [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve overall system performance? I have a i3 laptop with Ubuntu 11.10(64bit) and the boot last 30-40 seconds.... how can I make it faster? Also my laptop is ...
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Why does logging in to Unity session take so long?

When I'm logging in to Unity in 11.10 it takes about 15-20 seconds for the Desktop to be ready. When I compare that to the loading times of 10.04 where it's almost instant there is a huge discrapancy ...
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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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Wubi taking long time to install

decided to try the new Ubuntu with wubi. However I've been installing for 2 hours now and the progress is always around 3hrs 30min... Sometimes it goes to 3hrs 28min, then bounces back to 3hrs 40min. ...
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Clock displays incorrect time

I've just installed 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04 and after I updated it, the clock stopped displaying the right time. It's now 8 hours behind my normal time. I've checked the Time and Date settings and the ...
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Will my Ubuntu One account expire if I don't use it regularly?

As happens with webmail emails after a certain time without access to the account, these are removed, is this the same with Ubuntu One, and what length of time would an account have to be inactive for ...
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How do you set the timezone for crontab?

I have set up ACPI wakeup so my laptop wakes up at a certain time each morning. The timezone for this is UTC. I want to set up my crontabs also using UTC so they fit with the wakeup alarm. How do ...
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Packages installed within a certain time frame

Could someone please help me with how I can list the packages that were manually installed within a certain time frame. For instance, If I want to see a list of packages that were manually installed ...
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Any way to change wallpaper according to specific clock time?

Finding it quite hard to Google this. Between say 9 am and 6pm I want a certain wallpaper to be displayed, and between 6 pm to 12 am I want a different one. So I want it time-specific. Any way to do ...
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How to permanently change the time in Ubuntu Server

I have changed the time in Ubuntu Server 11.04 but when i reboot it resets to the default it has. How to change the time that when I boot it stays like i changed it. already tried date but I think ...
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How do I add a specific time-server?

At work I can only connect to a specific ntp time-server. Under Ubuntu 10.10 I was able to add that server somewhere under time/date settings. Now under Ubuntu 11.04 I cannot find that option anymore. ...
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What shutdown timers with/without GUI are there available?

What shutdown timers with/without GUI are there available? any type of action possible? shutdown hibernate etc but also custom command? how to set time? time to go or at specific timestamp? ...
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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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How to display world daylight map?

I really liked the world map with daylight time displayed on it, when you click on date/time tray icon. It appeared right bellow the calendar. How do I get it back in unity?
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How do I set time for use on a server where microseconds are important?

Lets say you have a server that stores records, and the time stamp that goes into the mysql/postgres/text-file/whatever is vital to be accurate (lets pretend it's a physics experiment, or bank ...
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Kubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot, clock time changes automatically [duplicate]

I had windows 7 installed, and I set my PC clock to a specific time. It worked fine but then i also installed Kubuntu (now its a dual boot). Whenever I run Kubuntu my clock changes time by -4 hours ...
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How do I manually set the system time in VirtualBox?

I am trying to manually set the computer's time in VirtualBox but it always resets itself to what it was before I changed it. How can I disable ntp and tell the system what time I want it to be?
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organization of zoneinfo folder

My questions are related to /usr/share/zoneinfo folder. Why is there a posix folder, which has the same content and files like zoneinfo? I only checked few files and they had same checksum. Why is ...
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Show Time drift relative to a time Server

I want to monitor the time drift on my workstation. How can I compare my local time to a timeserver like pool.ntp.org and show the difference?
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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 to display current time & date setting?

How to display the current time configuration like time zone in Ubuntu?
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Time server not being used

I have 4 PCs running 10.10 and they all are configured with the same time servers. However, one of them was 6 minutes wrong and it obviously wasn't getting its time synchronized via the defined ...
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Time resets after reboot

My Time zone is GMT and the time is set to 5 hours before this every time I reboot (American time?) Ubuntu 11.04 64b Dual boot with Win7 ASUS M4A78LT-M
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Clock in Apache doesn't match system time

My server time seems to be off on my Apache2 install, how do i fix this? Just running purely "date" in terminal returns the right time but im not sure how to login to apache2 and change it? This is on ...
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System time off by a small amount

On Karmic (9.10), my system time is currently off by 17 minutes, e.g. when I type date on the terminal I get Thu Jan 6 16:22:29 CST 2011 while the correct time is 16:05pm. I went through the standard ...
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Auto-Invoke Update Manager to update everything and shutdown after system idle for x minutes?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed on a machine for my parents. The thing is they never request updates from Update Manager even the manager itself prompted them so. Moreover, when they are done with ...
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System hangs on changing time

My machine is always showing an hour ahead of the actual time. I am in Texas currently but the time never picks Day light savings. Any time I click on Set Time(Top Right Corner), my system just hangs ...
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My system time resets to January 2007. How can I solve this?

I am facing a weird problem that my system clocks resets to jan 1 2007 to 0:00. Can anybody help me to rectify it? The bios show the same time. What should I do?
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Intense hard drive access activity immediately after log in

I upgraded my ubuntu karmic to lucid a few months ago. I don't know when it all started but the thing is that when I log in, I see a very intense disk access activity for a while that prevents any ...
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How can I set the clock to 24 hour mode? [closed]

How can I set the clock to global (24h time) in Maverick instead of am/pm? Including the login screen? I mean there's no option to do that in rclick clock > preferences or in system > admin > time ...
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How to sync time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set Ubuntu to synchronize my clock with a time server? How to sync time in Ubuntu 10.10 (a GUI solution if possible)? How to sync time in Ubuntu 10.04 Server (a ...
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How to tell when the Operating System was installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Date Ubuntu was installed? uptime shows how long ago the computer was started, and that is very handy to know, but I want to know how long ago the system was installed. ...
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System time keeps changing

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 10.04 with Windows 7, which I setup using Wubi. After logging in to the system, I noticed the time at the top panel is wrong and I changed it to the correct time. But as it ...
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I want my panel clock to be “digital” (2011-01-01). Is there a setting, or another clock? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the format of the date & time displayed in top panel ? I've been using computers for too long. The "human" display of the date/time in the panel looks ...
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How can I use cron to schedule a script that implements daylight saving on a non- DST aware application when my server automatically uses DST?

My server (running ubuntu 8.04LTS server) reports the time as 9:38PM BST right now. BST (British Summer Time) is 1 hour ahead of UTC (or Greenwich Mean Time if you really want to confuse matters) The ...
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Clock stops ticking when inactive, causing drift

The clock applet drifts in time. Clock is set to "synchronize with internet ..." so it is correct at startup, but then if I stay inactive for some time, may be 5 min as well as 1 hour, the clock stops ...
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ureadahead seems to block the system on boot

I had a look at my bootcharts and something seems to be wrong with them. The ureadahead process does what it's supposed to do (disk utilisation is 100% most of the time), but it also blocks any other ...