Questions relating to time and timezones.

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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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TimeTracker app that logs programs

Does anyone know of a time tracker app that logs which program you are using. So, if I'm using LibreOffice it'll log me as working, but then when the focus switches back to chrome, it'll log me as ...
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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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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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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 to reduce time in apt-get update?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. It seems that it take lot of time for apt-get update. I can see that it spend lot of time for checking language translations file. How to disable translations checking while ...
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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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What files get edited when the system time changes?

If the system time is changed on Linux, what files get edited? I know the timezone is kept in etc/timezone but is there anything if the timezone is not changed, but the time is?
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Changing the time, what files get edited?

What Unix files are associated with the system time/date? If I (or an installation process) changed the system time, what files would actually get accessed and modified? I think the only thing I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/usr/share/zoneinfo when does the system time actually change?

Please correct me if I am wrong here.... When I change my system clock this changes the file /usr/share/zoneinfo immediately, HOWEVER, the actual system time doesn't change until the next reboot ...
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hwclock vs rcS.d/S11hwclock.sh what is the difference between the two?

Could someone kindly explain the difference between these two files? hwclock.sh rcS.d/S11hwclock.sh I understand these files are both to do with the motherboard clock, but i dont see the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Change boot background image using Plymouth based on a System time

Anyone knows how to check system time in plymouth script? what I am trying to achieve is to have boot background image change by system time. For example, when its past 5 PM and a user boots Ubuntu, ...
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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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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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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 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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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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setting time from ext4 superblock in embedded system

In an embedded system it seems the battery is not present/working, so I need to get around the 'Superblock last write time is in the future' warning. The time of the system will be set back many ...
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UTC Clock is not working

I read several forums, questions and still have no solution. I modified the /etc/default/rcS UTC=yes / UTC=no with no results. Checked too ...
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switch off/suspend time log

How do I find out when my computer went to sleep the last time? Like I woke up now and don't remember when the party finished and music stopped playing yesterday. Is there a log file for that? Issuing ...