Questions relating to time and timezones.

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Kubuntu 14.04 clock showing only UTC despite correct timezone

My panel clock is showing time in UTC. This is recent behavior, and I believe it is a recent regression, but I'm not 100% sure so I'm posing this as a question first. Here's a screenshot of the clock ...
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Can't set correct time

I'm not able to set the correct time on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. It is always nine minutes behind the correct time and makes me being chronically late. Approaches that failed: ntpdate sudo service ...
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Time is not properly synchronised with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I select the option Automatically from the Internet in Ubuntu. But the time is not the real time as it should be. I am attaching a screen shot. Could anyone give me a solution for that. Thanks in ...
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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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Arabic numbers/dates showing in various places

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I live in the Middle East, and so I set my country location (in the ME) and set my language to English (UK). Although I'm now getting Arabic numbers and dates ...
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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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Time shown isn't correct

I have a Sony VAIO PC. I recently updated the BIOS. Since then I am noticing that the time displayed is of some other region/country than local time. I have not had problem with this before. The ...
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Clock showing wrong time

This is not a duplicate of Clock time is off on dual boot. This is a TimeZone Bug! My clock on top panel shows time different from time i set or synched through internet. It began after changing to ...
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Wrong time on Thunderbird

The time on the PC is correct but the time on Thunderbird is not. How can I sync Thunderbird time with that of PC? Can you please help? Thanks.
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Inconsistency between ntpd and ntpdate

I am trying to synchronize two computer in my local network. To do so I use NTP on one computer to synchronize with an ntp pool. Then I use ntp on the second computer and I tell it to synchronize with ...
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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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How to fix wrong automatic time and date on Ubuntu 15.04?

I have set the system time setting to Automatically update from the Internet. However, the time is still off by around 6 hours (due to a possible bug). I tried : $ sudo hwclock --show Saturday 01 ...
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time problem in dual boot in windows 7 while ubuntu 14.04 shows correct time

i am using dual boot..windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04.earlier i hav a time problem in both ubuntu and windows but in ubuntu i did UTC=no in edit /etc/default/rcS.after this ubuntu shows correct time while ...
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Clock on remote server is not syncing with local time

I run a health clinic. Our patient records are on a protected server on the east coast. When I log in the clock on the server is not syncing to the clock on my local computer. This throws off time ...
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How to change Date & Time format with Lubuntu

I'm working with Lubuntu. The system information says: Release: Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid) GNOME: 3.14.1 Kernel: 3.19.0-23-generic My problem is about I've been reading all the questions about this issue ...
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how to create my own ntp server [closed]

Ok here is my setup. I have 2 virtual machine both have ubuntu 32bit 12.04. I connect them with inet(internal network). I want to make one of them for ntp server and the other one for ntp client. ...
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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 ...
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how can I take total minutes from time?

My system displayed the time like this 10:42 when i input the command date +%R. I need to take in total minutes of the time. That means like this 642 minutes. Is there any command or shell script for ...
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In Xubuntu 14.04.1, Customizing Date & Time Display

In Xubuntu 14.04.1, how do you enlarge the font size of the date and time in the top right panel area?
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Hardware clock is using UTC time

Since yesterday my clock is showing a wrong time. It is two hours behind on the local time. (This wrong time is UTC, don't know if this is coincidence). I do have a dual boot with windows, but I ...
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How does Ubuntu synchronize time without ntp?

By clicking "System settings -> Time & Date -> Automatically from the Internet" I can synchronize time from the Internet. However, I find that I don't have a ntpd daemon (It's not even ...
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Lost autocompletion in Time&Date location dialog

Seems like I've accidentally uninstalled some package in 15.04 but I lost autocomletion in Time&Date location dialog. It still works on "Time&Date" tab, but doesn't work on Clocks tab/Choose ...
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How do I use strftime to customize the default date-time format?

The date on my computer currently displays as "Fri Feb 24" and the System Settings give no options for changing the date format. I need the date to display as "Fri 24 Feb" followed by 24-hour-time. ...
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How do I get Ubuntu Time at other locations?

Ubuntu time in other locations is not working. It used to work in Ubuntu 14.10 but am unable to add time for other locations in 15.04. Please help.
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How to edit my Lubuntu 14.10 digital clock settings?

I right clicked on the below situated task bar to find out digital clock settings. I got digital clock settings from there. But, it looks unfamiliar than that of Ubuntu 14.04. And I don't know how to ...
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Time PM/AM setting incorrect in spite of correct time zone, latest ntpdate etc

My time is incorrectly set as PM when it's AM and vice versa. The timezone is set correctly to the location where I am and I've followed the instructions elsewhere for installing ntpdate and tzdata. ...
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How to excecute a .sh program with old date

How can i make a .sh file that will run another .sh file on a old date like... Set date to 2014/06/03 run .sh file set date back to real time
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Why ntpd needs an open port?

On my Ubuntu system I have activated the 'Time Synchronization via Internet'. Because of that the ntp daemon gets started. What I don't understand: Why needs ntpd an open UDP port 123? Actually, I ...
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How to know the time of execution of previous commands

I know that using the history command I can view my past commands, but: Is there a way to view the date and time of the execution of those commands? Or is that kind of information not saved? And ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 battery percentage

is there please any way to show battery percentage and battery remaining time in the xfce panel without clicking on battery icon in the panel? This feature worked in previous Xubuntu versions (show ...
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CPU Scheduling incredibly slow with large difference between total execution time and actual CPU time - Ubuntu Full-Disk Encryption enabled

Admittedly, I am running on a build that is no younger than five years old at this point and the system is not going to be incredibly fast. However, at the same time, the run-times I am observing are ...
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Cannot add anymore “Time in othe location” since 15.04 update

Since the update (ubuntu 14.10 → ubuntu 15.04), I cannot add anymore Time in other locations. Once I click on "Choose Locations...", the menu appear. I click on "+" but when I write the name of the ...
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Set system clock to local sidereal time (the time needed for astronomy)

Basically if you don't already know, the world is round, so we have timezones as an agreement. I want my system time to be set to LST. I want to know what the local (determined from gps coords) time ...
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How to change the date/time format to English, while preserving my own country's regional settings?

I've been using English as my system language, but Greek for regional formats. The thing is I want the date and time to appear in English too, while preserving the rest of my settings in the regional ...
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Why does any application take a long time to open?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 15.04. Any application I want to open, like vim, Firefox, chrome, terminal, software center etc, takes a long time to open for the first time. After the first run they ...
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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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Time of execution of an executable in ubuntu console [closed]

I would like to get the time to execute an executable in ubuntu console... but i dont know how to get that.
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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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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 time drifts terribly on Ubuntu 12.04.5 Dual boot

I have a problem of system time drift on my newly-installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 dual boot with Windows 8.1. By the word terribly, the drift is clearly noticeable by your eyes when looking at the seconds of ...
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configure TimeZone

I have two computers with Ubuntu 12.04, both configured with location Santiago. However the time zones are different (blue bar under map) This generate problems when program in c++ and ask for the ...
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Which time server is used by Ubuntu?

What is the URL of the timer server used by Ubuntu? The settings page just shows the radio option "Automatically from Internet", but it does not show the actual server URL, like in WIndows.
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Lost the Shutdown/restart menu upper right 14.04

This is a recent Trusty load, not sure how lost it but it's consistently gone. Would very much like it back. tnx rich
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hibernate after a period of sleep

please, help me finding a way to hibernate Ubuntu after a period of sleep, i usually close the lid and keep the laptop for many days, and I think that this affects the processor
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All day upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04?

It seems really strange. I have started my upgrade process in the morning, after more than 12 hours it is still installing the upgrades? Is it normal or something went wrong?
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How to fix time error after dual booted Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8.1?

I recently dual booted my laptop in ubuntu 15.04 with Win 8.1. But every time when I open windows it shows a different time!!! windows time zone windows time is set to UTC, and Ubuntu time is also ...
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Time desynchronization between host (mac) and guest (ubuntu) via VMware Fusion

I use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have VMware Fusion 7.1.1 where Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed. Moreover, I have installed VMware tools patches. The time setting in Ubuntu is "automatically from the ...
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Date sets itself ahead 3 days

For some reason the system date on my system changes itself to the wrong date. For example, while writing this the Ubuntu clock showed the date as 15/03/2015 and the time as 4:58 AM, but the actual ...
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Change wrong time when files are edited

Both, the time in the Unity desktop as well as the system time which I checked as described in How to display current time & date setting? are correct. However, when files are written they get a ...
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Change the time format for good on ubuntu server

I've noticed the date is misaligned, namely I got month day, hours and year, all mixed up - obviously I'm having the problem with the inverted date going as month-day-year. The ls command formats ...