Ubuntu :: Date And Time Not Updated On Gnome Panel
May 19, 2010
I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 and am very happy with it. However I have this problem with the Gnome panel which does not keep the date and time up to date. I can see that the system has the right date and time but it seems to get stuck on the Gnome panel. I have researched, ntp, ntpd, ntpupdate, tried all the tricks. Not sure what to do next.
how to change the style of the time and date shown on the panel for Karmic Koala? As shown on my attached screenshot located at the upper right corner, it does not show the year which is a bit vexing and I cannot figure it out how to change it.
I have just updated to karmic. For some odd reason, the time/date indicator on the top panel now spreads the data over two lines, rather than placing them side by side. There doesn't seem to be any option in the preferences program to control this.
This means that the panel cannot be reduced below a two line minimum. Not only have I lost desktop space, but the panel icons have expanded to suit the new thicker panel.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and I noticed that the top panel shows an incorrect date. The time is ok, but there are some problems with the date. It keeps changing (maybe a day every 5 min) and at the moment i'm writing this message, it shows 42 July (I'm serious, look at the screenshoot I made). If I choose date and time option from the System>Administration, I can see the correct date there. I tried to change it from there, but the top panel doesn't change. Could anyone give me a hand?
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and I noticed that the top panel shows an incorrect date. The time is ok, but there are some problems with the date. It keeps changing (maybe a day every 5 min) and at the moment i'm writing this message, it shows 42 July (I'm serious, look at the screenshoot I made). If I choose date and time option from the System>Administration, I can see the correct date there. I tried to change it from there, but the top panel doesn't change.
Anyone have any idea as to what would cause the time in the gnome panel to stop? This is an epic failure... I would have been late to work today if it weren't for the coffee pot. I've had so many issues with gnome's panels I'm considering switching Desktop environments.
I frequently travel between San Diego and Boston. I am able to add "Locations" to Gnome's Clock applet, which seems like it should take care of time zone information (see attached screenshot). However, I can't figure out how to set one (or the other) as my current location so that it will update my time zone information.
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 have installed edu life suse 11.3 and when I logged in with GNOME 3 preview .. screen blincked 3-4 time and there was no panel after that I automatically logout from gnome3 environment. How to fix it ?
I've got fedora 11 set up to use network time protocol to sync my laptop's date & time when I'm on-line. The question is simple really, I've added a local universality's time server (what is public) and it's live. but it's added to the end of the default time servers what come with fedora. How do I get fedora to just use the local time server, is it a case of removing the default time servers for fedora, but there is a box what says advanced options which are. sync system clock before starting service ???? & use Local time source (( is that the same as the local ntp server that I've got set up ))Hope some body can help me with the network time protocol part of Date/Time settings.
Suddenly the date and time applet disappeared from my top panel. I have checked out Compiz Setting Manager and asked google but without success. Does anybody know how to tackle this one? For those who have not got 11.04 yet: right click on the panel does not give you a choice of applets in 11.04 as it was in 10.10.
Regarding the gnome-panel in Ubuntu (64 bit).... I discovered some time ago that I wasn't the only one who routinely (every login) had their gnome-panel appear butchered, for which Alt-F2 then 'killall gnome-panel' would easily fix.
Having become impatient with this over the past 8 months, I decided I would automate the process and so cofiguring the startup applications seemed like a perfectly logical choice to me. Turns out I was wrong. After adding 'killall gnome-panel' to the startup applications not only does the panel fail to load altogether now, but Alt-F2 doesn't even work.
I tried Ctl-Alt-F1 and working with the graphics-free mode thinking I could somehow navigate to the startup apps config file and edit it, but I don't know where it is or how to edit it without logging in as root and I certainly don't know of any 'root password'.
So I just updated my IdeaPad to Natty and played around with Unity. The performane was absolutely unbearable so I installed Unity2D from the software center. Now when I start the session everything seems to be fine at first. Whenever I move the mouse over the panel though it seems to switch to my old gnome-panel from the "Classic" session (with some missing icons). When I move the mouse over that panel again it switches back to the Unity panel style. What is going on? Can I fix this somehow? I will have to use the classic session until I get a working consistent behavior
I installed my linux os in vmware.I need to set time of virtual machine to later time( 2005 ).I have an application whose license expires at 2006 so I have to do this in order for it to work .but when I change it it comes back to the current time ,so what is the solution for this .
If one right-clicks on the date and time tab in Ubuntu 10.10 desktop, then there is no obvious way to change the time. If one right-clicks and goes to help, then the explanation for changing time is as follows under the category 'usage':
2.3. To Adjust the System Date or Time.
To adjust the system date or time that the Clock applet displays, perform the following steps:
1. Right-click on the applet, then choose Adjust Date & Time.
2. Type the root password, then click OK.
3. The Clock applet starts the system tool that sets the system date and time. Use the tool to adjust the date and time.
The actual way to do this is as follows:
Right-click on the date and time applet. select preferences, and down at the bottom of the window that opens push the 'time settings' button.
Then you will be able to adjust that date and time.
I've noticed that every time this desktop is turned on the date & time are as they were the last time I used it, and then have to put in the correct date & time again (this is why I chose the word 'persistent' within the tittle). When I try to change those have to write in the password for the date as well as for the time as if 'login-in' once were not enough! What I want to know is how to put in the date & time and receive the correct amounts the next time I turn the unit on again, as it should be? Do I've to open a terminal & do it with administrator's authority/credentials?
ubuntu 10.10 64bit my system clock keeps running late, and for some reason, I can't use NTP to synchronize it.If I try to use System -> Preferences -> Administration -> Time and date I can't unlock the popup (see attached screenshot) - I can click on the little yellow lock icon but when I do so, nothing happens.I tried "sudo ntpdate..." but i get the "the NTP socket is in use, exiting" error.
Just bought a refurb PC900 and also now have a SDHC Flash with Ubuntu 10.4 netbook remix on it so that I can boot from it. I am having a problem that the UNR shows the time and date 5 hours behind the real time. The notebook BIOS is correct. When I try to set the time and date it goes back to the original time that was set before withing a few seconds. I set up a new user with administrator full access but that did not solve the issue. I have also tried setting up Ubunto One but my system does not act like the directions online. Can I get files from my non-ubunto pc to my PC900? It seems only one way to me right now.
I've been trying to make Ubuntu comply with the ISO 8601 date & time standard, but to no avail. Here are the workarounds tried 1.Added LC_TIME="en_DK.UTF-8" to /etc/default/locale 2.Added LC_TIME="en_DK.UTF-8" to /etc/environment 3.Replaced /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_TIME with /usr/lib/locale/en_DK.utf8/LC_TIME.