I'm having some trouble with my new Xubuntu 14.04 installation's clock. It seems to be lagging behind by an hour. the date and hwclock commands are reporting the correct time. I even tried to change my timezone to a different one and the clock didn't change at all. Any help on fixing this issue would be greatly appreciated.


  • Have you checked the clock's settings? (Right-clicking it.) – edwin Jul 13 '14 at 1:34

Found an odd fix to the issue. I had to first remove the clock from the panel, then change the time to what I want, then re-add the clock to the panel.

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    I can't believe this worked, but it did. Thanks! – Brian Oct 23 '16 at 4:17
  • Worked for me too. So absurd. Lost hours on this annoyance trying to fix it. – Gabriel Staples Jan 24 '17 at 4:48
  1. Right-click on the clock in the panel
  2. Select Properties
  3. Update the timezone (it seems to use its own timezone)

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