Ubuntu :: Conky Clock And Top Panel Clock Not In Sync
May 27, 2011
I'm using a very simple conky script to diplay the date and time on my desktop. I've noticed that he conky clock is a few seconds early compared to the time displayed in the right hand side of the top panel (Natty). I guess both displays are based on the same "internal" time, so I'm left wondering how this could happen, and how to sync back the clocks.
It seems that Conky is in sync with the system date, while the panel clock is 2 seconds late (on my system). Checked with while true; do date; sleep 0.1; done
I just installed conky and followed a set of instructions to get the NightDrive theme setup. Everything looks alright except that some of the text and the clock are off. Been experimenting with different values but I am not really knowledgeable in coding as of yet. Anyone give me an idea of where in the conkyrc I can adjust the x, y for the clock?
I have had this problem with all installations of Maverick Meerkat. Moving the default clock from the upper panel to the lower panel makes it bahave strangely. When clicked on, it now appears in the middle of the screen (sometimes even higher depending on resolution). This never happened prior to Maverick Meerkat.
I have this hdd and another with XP in it but when ever I chnage to UBuntu, the clock goes out of whack and, makes me manually change it whereas in my XP I have an atomic clock installed that I just click on 'Ping' and she's right. I've looked at heaps of downloads for similar on here but, I haven't found a free one other than a trial type that I'm not interested in, that works so, why is Linux so difficult in this regard? I will accept all the help I can get on here because I like the thought of being able to get away from Microsoft.
I'm trying to sync my clock. I think I would like to do this by the "ntpd" daemon running. I think it should start up on boot, but it doesn't.
I have the following in my /var/log/syslog: Jul 18 23:44:14 neo ntpd: ntpd email@example.com Sun Oct 17 13:45:13 UTC 2010 (1) Jul 18 23:44:14 neo ntpd: proto: precision = 0.634 usec Jul 18 23:44:14 neo ntpd: unable to bind to wildcard address 0.0.0.0 - another process may be running - EXITING Jul 18 23:44:14 neo ntpdate: step time server 22.214.171.124 offset -0.505108 sec
Other posts say if ntpd and ntpdate run too close together, they cause one to think the other is locking a resource. It works to type "ntpdate pool.ntp.org" to manually update the clock. My Debian version is squeeze (6.0.2)
It works to start the ntpd daemon manually: ... sudo /etc/init.d/ntp start ... Starting NTP server: ntpd.
I had cloned a centos 5.6 installation from virtualbox virtual machine to physical box. Everything work fine. However, the time showing in os using date command differs from bios time by roughly 4 hours. I am running ntp services which sync the time with another centos server on the network. It appears that some services are using virtual clock and some use physical clock. How do I get rid of virtual clock and only use physical clock?
I am running GNOME on a slackware 10.1 sys. I want my desktop clock to sync itself with some remote time server...like in MS windows. If I cant do that, how do I manually reset the sys time so the desktop app will read the correct time?
The clock applet "Clock 2.30.0" in my panel reads correctly on boot, and then never updates itself. When I go to its preferences, time setting is correct and continuously updating, but the display in my panel never changes. I can use "killall-gnomepanel" from terminal, and this rests everything, making the time display correctly. Furthermore, it updates itself afterward... but I'd like the dang thing to function correctly without resorting to that.
There is no clock on my panel after the 11.3 install. I don't get it. I unlock the widgets and there is a digital clock there, but I cannot drag it to the panel, only the desktop. So I suppose there is another way of adding it. The standard clock is not a widget?
I must be overlooking something here, but I can't find out how to add "Alarm Clock Applet" to my panel. In Ubuntu Software Center, there's a picture of the program right in the panel and feature to add to panel, but there's no option for me to do this. "Add to Panel" doesn't have the application either.
Having used Lucid from day one without any problems, lately there have been a few niggles, first the Trash Can disappeared, since been restored, now my Clock preferences on the top panel has gone (You know, the Time, Weather, Location).And as I write this the off / on button has gone walkabout.
I recently installed 10.10, and I have not been able to get the gnome panel clock to work correctly. I will set it to the correct time, but every time I reboot it will be wrong by several hours. I have never had a problem in previous versions and I have always set the clock by right-clicking on the clock -> Preferences ->Time Settings. Am I doing something wrong or is there an easy way to synchronize with a time server?
When I travel, I would like to tell my laptop that I, as a user, am in a different time zone that what the OS may think is local. And I would like the clock on my desktop (default Gnome bar date/time display) to show the local time.
Instead, I currently have to use sudo and change the system time... (click on the clock, choose time settings, set system time -- there are no other choices given). The applet thing allows me to add other locations, but they only show up if I click on the icon, as extra times below the main one.
I'm experiencing a strange problem with GNOME Clock on Fedora 13. When the applet is in the bottom panel, and I click on the clock, the popup display appears at the top of the screen rather than at the bottom of the screen (above the bottom panel) as would be expected. Worse, the display appears higher than would be expected had the clock been on the top panel, meaning the display is cutoff (ie, the display goes off the top of the screen). I've tried playing with my .gconf files, and removing and re-adding the GNOME Clock applet, but nothing has worked. I'm not sure if this is a weird quirk particular to my settings, or a more general bug; can readers here check to see if the behavior I've described occurs if the Clock applet is added to the bottom panel?
I was wondering if it is at all possible to use CSS code to make the Gnome panel clock text blink. I Googled a bunch of CSS code which is supposedly used to create a blinking text effect but none work in the Gnome panel clock. Is there any sort of CSS code which can do that? If so, what is it?
I recently decided to try KDE4 and would like the change the clock on the panel to display 12 hour format and not the default 24hour format but i can not find where to change this option currently the clock looks like the attached picture. Gnome has this option and I would like to see it in KDE if it exists in the default clock. I am willing to replace the default KDE clock with a seperate widget if one exists for this.
I've finally returned to Ubuntu after leaving it in 2005 because of compatibility issues, but now I'm back and am hoping to stay. My experience with Ubuntu has been great by far and I can safely say that it has improved since '05. Anyway, I'm just wanting to fix this minor little occurrence I just had. You see, the Ubuntu clock and weather isn't appearing anymore. It was there and I don't even remember seeing it removed until now. I don't recall doing anything other than browse the web at the moment and I do recall the time being there before I did some surfing. Anyway, My name is still listed in the upper-right corner of the screen still. Just not the time. Did anyone else have this problem and know of a fix?
When I'm on windows 7 my core i3 processors automatically clocks down when not much CPU power is needed. Somehow I have the idea that ubuntu 10.04 doesn't auto clock down my CPU when idle. I can tell by the short life my full battery has on ubuntu. Only 2hours compared to 5 on windows 7. Is there a way to manage this? So that the CPU automaticly adjusts it's clock settings?
I want to adjust clock in ubuntu. When I installed it it asked about location and setting if for asia it automatically take the clock, but that timing is not correct. It showed 10 pm when actually it was 5pm. After installation I tried it to adjust but it could not be managed..it automatically took that previous timing.
I used gconf-editor to change the format of the date and time displayed on the panel (I wanted sort-able strings for pasting into a table of OpenOffice base, since base can not automatically insert the current timestamp value into a column with the create time of its table row).which is not the default formatting, and the gconf-editor dialog does not show a separate attribute for setting the format of the date separately from the time format. Where is the format string for the date portion of the current date and time value ?
I'm in front of the computer and my wife just asked me to time 9 minutes... I thought I could do it with the KDE clock, but apparently not. I'm sure there are plenty of complicated calendar programs that can do that, but what's the simplest way to do it ?!?
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The run timer in the lower left corner in the VLC window is off by a factor of 1.5553333...It displays 3 minutes elapsed, and 4:40 has elapsed on my stopwatch.edit:I just calculated the error for a 2 hour recording, and it worked out exactly - the clock is off by a factor of 1.5553333, for this captured format.