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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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Ubuntu 16.04 not writing system clock to hardware clock on shutdown or reboot

I have an app that I run and part of this app allows a user to reset the time/date via a date command. The app is writing the new time and date to the system clock but the OS does not appear to write ...
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Time wrong ubuntu studio 16.04

It is a fresh full clean install of Ubuntu Studio 16.04 on a Toshiba Satellite 855C - no dual boot or virtual machine. I cannot change the time in the settings, it magically switches back! I do ...
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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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Wrong Universal time on my Ubuntu server

On Ubuntu server the time is wrong: Time from Google: UTC: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 5:31 AM (UTC) Asia\Riyadh: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:31 AM (GMT+3) Time on my server timedatectl: Local ...
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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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Fuzzy-Clock for Ubuntu

A long while ago, I had a clock set to say things like morning, day, evening, night, for time in a panel app. Broad stroke, not very specific, It might have been a KDE desktop. I am in Ubuntu Mate ...
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Change Time & Calender to English

I have installed "Ubuntu 16.04 LTS"in My Lenovo-E40-70 laptop And Location I choose Riyadh Saudi Arabia. I'm getting Calender and time in Arabic not English. How do I change to English?
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What is the command to update time and date from internet

What is the command to update time and date from Internet. Is there any application that allows me to do so graphically?
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wrong clock time ubuntu 14.04

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo G50-70 yesterday, removing windows 10. When I booted up the machine, the clock was showing the wrong time, even though the timezone was correct. ...
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How to force an immediate clock/time synchronization/ntp update in 16.04?

It seems like the documentation at the LTS server guide and and community wiki may not have been updated for 16.04 yet. A figure in in the community wiki page shows a 'synchronize now' button but I ...
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Time is ticking slower in Virtual Ubuntu Server

i do not exactly know what happend but for any reason after restarting Ubuntu the Time in the Virtual Server is ticking slower. I'm using the latest LTS Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus. The Host is a ...
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Looking on a command, script line or script to know what did I downloaded on a specific time

I have received an email from the French government agency HADOPI telling me that one or several works from my IP address blablabla where downloaded or shared on April, 17th 2016 at 01h11 with the ...
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Problem with timedatectl and network time synchronisation in 16.04

I have a dual-boot machine with Windows and Xubuntu 16.04. Because of Windows, the hardware clock is set to local time, so I had to use timedatectl to make Xubuntu aware of that after the upgrade to ...
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UTC timezone when installing Ubuntu 16.04

I prefer to have all my boxes set to UTC. When installing Ubuntu 16.04 using netboot, I don't get offered the UTC timezone anymore. Under "Choose Language" there's no "etc", just the usual continents ...
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Xubuntu - wrong time displayed

I'm at my wits' end. Using Xubuntu 16.04 and all I want is getting the correct time displayed in my top right corner. But no matter what I do, I keep getting it wrong. Tried both 'Datetime' and ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.10 assumes BIOS clock is set to UTC time regardless of UTC=no in /etc/default/rcS

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10, so I tried to fix the time inconsistency between Ubuntu and Windows by applying the above mentioned widely known fix, but even after reboot ...
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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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Digital Clock Issue in Kubuntu 15.10

I am new to Kubuntu and I have an issue with the Digital Clock Widget. First things first: I did install NTP datetimectl does say NTP Sync Yes and the Local Time is correct as well $ ...
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Ubuntu phone - clock on welcome screen showing wrong time

I have Ubuntu phone Aquaris BQ 4.5 UE (with latest available updates) and I think the phone uses two dfferent times - different times for different applications. 1) UTC (which is not my local time) ...
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shell script storing run time with python

I am trying to store the run time of a python program using this { time python experiments.py --model iwae --k $k ; } 2> time$k.txt when I do this in a shell script, I get 40.35user 3.12system ...
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How can I make Ubuntu automatically detect the correct timezone based on my internet connection?

My default location is GMT+1. I would like Ubuntu to automatically change my default timezone based on the timezone of my connected internet connection. Example: When I am in Portugal, and ...
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Orage does not change time after setting different timezone

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 14.04 with Xfce and I'd like to change the time in Orage, but even after setting a different timezone the time remains the same; shouldn't it change do reflect the selected ...
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How configure Ubuntu to suspend after inactivity based on time of day?

I know we can configure Ubuntu to go to sleep after being inactive for "x" amount of time. But I want that to be based on time of day. Say, suspend computer if it has been inactive for 1 hour and it ...
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Difficulties setting time and date

I have an ubuntu 14.04.4 server installation, where I cannot set the time. user@machine:~$ sudo date -s "2016-04-04 08:53:00" [sudo] password for user: Mo 4 Apr 08:53:00 CET 2016 user@machine:~$ ...
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Local First Day of the Week

How can I change the First Day of the Weeks into Ubuntu Studio 15.10? I'm not talking about if the first day of the week is Sunday, or Monday, or another. I know how to fix this (first day of the ...
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What is the strange dot that appeared next to the time when gone midnight?

It feels like I've asked this before so apologies if I have, I just can't find my previous post on this if there is one... So anyway, last night when I was having some desktop-notifications and it ...
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Show Date Before Month in Top Bar Applet

I'm running 14.04 and would like to have the Time & Date applet near the far right of the upper panel show the date as dd mmm rather than mmm dd, i.e. Fri 18 Mar 01:10 instead of the current: ...
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Implications of manual server time change

I am running a web server on ubuntu 14.04 (nginx as a proxy for a node application, as well as a go application daemonized using supervisor). I would like to know the implications of manually changing ...
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Running timedatectl but it's not updating the system time

I'm trying to set the system time to UTC such that when I log in and run date, or run programs that ask for the current time (say, python -c 'import datetime; print datetime.datetime.now()'), they ...
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Did I install a virus on my Ubuntu?

I downloaded the Popcorn-Time-linux64.tar.gz from http://popcorn-time.to/ I extracted it and installed it by running sudo ./Popcorn-Time When I ran it, the window that opened was not popcorn time ...
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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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Language support

I recently installed latest version of Ubuntu 64bit. Work perfectly During installation I specified English as my default language. My time zone location is Qatar (Middle East). In some instances I ...
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Date and time for log files different to `date`, `timezone` etc

On a Ubuntu 14.04 vps, my timezone is set to UTC/GMT. root@Ubuntu:/# date Fri Mar 11 13:36:56 GMT 2016 root@Ubuntu:/# cat /etc/timezone Europe/London root@Ubuntu:/# ls -l /etc/localtime ...
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How to determine boot time?

I am just curious to know the time taken by my system to boot. In Arch Linux there is something like systemd-analyze. What is the alternative in Ubuntu?
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How to get date, time using Curl command?

In my PC RTC not working, So i want time, Date from server using Curl Command. Required format for date,time is DDMMYYYYHHMMSS. suggest me the command.. Otherwise is their any possibilities to get ...
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Time indicator gone missing

The last set of updates have vanished my clock, I've tried the following: sudo apt=get install indicator-datetime sudo dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata sudo killall ...
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Profile management script

im trying to create a script that allows the user on only at certain times but it keeps coming up with the error /path/to/script: line 3: syntax error near unexpected token do' /path/to/script: line ...
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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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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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monitoring CPU time with “/proc/stat”

I must have some problems understanding "/proc/stat". In the attached calc sheet (an image in fact, because I could not add a sheet), I have recorded some collected "/proc/stat" with a 2 seconds delay ...
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Cron job every day at Specific Minute of Specific Hour

I am trying to set a cron job in the crontab which would execute my command every day at specific minute of specific hour. I am using the Indian timezone in my server. If I set the job like below, ...
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pip install don't work because of wrong time?

I tried sudo pip install opencv-python It give me error: The directory '/home/myuser/.cache/pip/http' or its parent directory is not owned by the current user and the cache has been disabled. ...
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How to change ubuntu's server date and time via command line?

The Ubuntu server's current date and time is different from the time zone date and time. I have tried using: sudo date "30 Sep 2015 4:43:42" to change it but it did not change the date and time, ...
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Clock showing time 5 hours 30 minutes ahead

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC,but when I selected my location as India, my clock is showing wrong time.In India time is UTC +5:30, but when I selected my location as India it showed time 5:30 ...
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How can I set system time as regular user via cmd line?

I need to be able to set the system time using 'date' as a regular user. I have a non-networked pc connected to a GPS receiver and would like to sync the time to GPS time. Needs to be done from a ...
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Time sync during setup

I am installing Ubuntu Server 14.04LTS on a network that uses a proxy server to get out to the Internet. During setup, the machine attempts to synchronize time. In the log console, I see: rdate ...
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Time/date display on menu bar

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The system was previously properly configured to display the time/date on the menu bar through System Settings - Date/Time, and the information was displayed properly. ...
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How to check if hardware clock is in UTC or Local time

From what I've read the hwclock -r command only returns the time in local time no matter how it is set. I think hwclock --utc or hwclock --localtime will change the clock to UTC or localtime. But I ...