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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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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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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How to force a clock update using ntp?

I am running Ubuntu on an ARM based embedded system that lacks a battery backed RTC. The wake-up time is somewhere during 1970. Thus, I use the NTP service to update the time to the current time. I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to add current time to the unlock screen?

I frequently have to unlock my computer just to see what time is it right now. Since time isn't security-sensitive, how can I add it to be displayed on the unlock screen? This is using Unity, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Timezone appears to be set correctly, but time is 7 hours off

I'm installing ubuntu 12.04. On the time/date settings, I tried to click on Seattle (where I am), but it only registered Vancouver. I modified the ntp config files to use the north american pool, if ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does time change in Ubuntu after installing Windows

Today I was installing Windows 7 on the same computer I have Ubuntu. For some reason, after installing Windows 7 and going back to Ubuntu the time went from the correct hour at that moment, 12:30PM to ...
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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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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? ...