Calendar clock on the Panel is stuck

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Calendar clock on the Panel is stuck

Postby Bikush on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:27 am

The problem is that my clock is stuck. When I fiddle with the "Date and Time Settings" (i.e. I change the format) the time changes to the correct value but is still stuck at that value. Example of stuckyness on image below:
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I searched for similar problems but I could not find any solutions. I just hope that this is not the way the clock is meant to be :P
I tried changing the format of the clock and toggle the network time, but it did not help. Moreover, the "Use network time" could not be turned off. Maybe if I could disable the use of network time the clock would work?
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Re: Calendar clock on the Panel is stuck

Postby abnvolk on Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:31 am

Have you tried changing the time in System Settings - Time?
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Re: Calendar clock on the Panel is stuck

Postby Bikush on Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:09 am

Yes. No change there.

I noticed now that on "Date and Time" settings the "Network time" is turned off, while on the Cinammon Calendar settings the "Use network time" is turned on. Could this be an issue?
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Re: Calendar clock on the Panel is stuck

Postby zabeel on Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:06 pm

Same problem here. I tried to uncheck the Network Time option under Clock settings of Cinnamon. But after a minute, it defaults back to network time and the clock is stuck. And changing both clock settings to use Network Time also did not help..
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Re: Calendar clock on the Panel is stuck

Postby Bikush on Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:02 am

Hmmm... Strange thing happened. The clock started working again... :?: How, I have no idea.

What I did was mess around some more with the settings in SYSTEM's Time and Date (turned the network time on/off, changed the time couple of times) and a bit with the Cinnamons settings. After a restart, everything worked.
Ah, computers.

P.S. I will not rename the subject solved since there is also zabeel who has this problem. And what happened to me is not really a solution.
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Re: Calendar clock on the Panel is stuck

Postby Tom_Accuosti on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:09 am

I just installed LM14 last week, and I've been having the same problem.

I managed to figure out the clock time formatting on my own, but nothing I did seemed to make any difference with the time display itself. It's always 5 to 45 minutes behind the local time, and I never see the clock change when I'm actually using the machine.

Running LM 14 Cinnamon on an older Dell Precision M70 laptop.
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Re: Calendar clock on the Panel is stuck

Postby alan_wambold on Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:34 pm

I am also having this problem with LM-14 Cinnamon.:( The clock on the panel either gets stuck or does not reflect the actual time. In the screenshot below, the time in the Cinnamon Settings is correct, and the clock on the panel in wrong. When I uncheck "Use network time" it does not stay unchecked and the time is never the same as is displayed in the Cinnamon Settings. After making this screenshot (Between 20:58 and 21:14) the panel clock changed from 8:12pm to 9:12pm.
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Re: Calendar clock on the Panel is stuck

Postby felenskool on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:48 pm

Alan,

In the date format, try using %M instead of %m. That's what fixed mine.
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Re: Calendar clock on the Panel is stuck

Postby jamesobooth on Fri May 31, 2013 1:06 pm

I'm bringing up an old problem. Sorry.

Just installed Olivia 64-bit Cinnamon. My panel clock is stuck. Yeah, I've searched and tried a few things but CANNOT get the clock to update correctly. I've installed on another machine, 32-bit Cinnamon, and the clock is just fine. I've tried to recreate with the same editing but cannot. The 32-bit machine is perfect.

I've tried "%a %b %e, %I:%m %p" in the date format for the panel. I've tried a M. Anyone else still experiencing this?

EDIT: I switched over to Mate which works fine. Uninstalling/reinstalling Cinnamon didn't help. My settings were kept.

SOLUTION: Here's what finally worked for me. On the panel click settings, troubleshoot, restore all settings to default. My clock went back to 24 hour time, but it kept time. I then changed the date and time settings "Date format for the panel" as %a %b %e, %I:%M %P

Looks like it's working. For now... I'll update if it changes.
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Re: Calendar clock on the Panel is stuck

Postby LogansRun on Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:43 pm

I am having this problem too. This wasn't happening to me in Linux Mint 14; it only started after I upgraded to 15. But I think it's an issue with Cinnamon, because I have my hard drive partitioned with Manjaro on the other side, and I get the same problem over there with Cinnamon, but when I log into either Mint or Manjaro on a different DE such as Xfce, it works fine.
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Re: Calendar clock on the Panel is stuck

Postby LogansRun on Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:14 pm

And fixed with today's update! Thanks guys!
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Re: Calendar clock on the Panel is stuck

Postby floodo1 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:29 pm

using %m for minutes is incorrect per the link contained right in the "Calendar" Settings screen: http://www.foragoodstrftime.com/

%m - Month of the year (01..12)
%M - Minute of the hour (00..59)
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