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#1 2008-05-12 14:39:12

wirefox
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Registered: 2008-05-12
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GMT vs. local time on the panel clock

I'm new to both Xfce and Debian Etch. On my system the DATE command displays my correct local time, properly accounting for both time zone and daylight savings. However, the time displayed by the clock on the Xfce main panel appears to be GMT. What can I do to get the clock to display local time?

Thanks for the help!

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#2 2009-06-11 15:03:22

maddmike
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Registered: 2009-06-11
Posts: 2

Re: GMT vs. local time on the panel clock

Was there ever an answer to this question?  I just loaded XFCE4 and have the same issue.

Thanks!

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#3 2009-06-16 20:35:45

herd
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From: Germany
Registered: 2006-05-18
Posts: 143
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Re: GMT vs. local time on the panel clock

There are two clock applets in xfce 4.4.
Which one are you using? The 'orage' variant can display any timezone, perhaps it's misconfigured.

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#4 2013-12-25 11:58:06

mk137
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Registered: 2013-12-25
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Re: GMT vs. local time on the panel clock

The same here!
I just installed Debian Jessie with Xfce 4.10.
I changed the timezone to +02 adding to the .bashrc :

TZ='Europe/Helsinki'
export TZ

If I execute in the terminal "date" the time is in my zone:

Wed 25 Dec 13:53:45 EET 2013

In the panel all the clocks are in the GMT 0 zone:

clock -> http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/clock
xfce4-datetime-plugin -> http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel- … ime-plugin
orage ->

what am I missing here?

Last edited by mk137 (2013-12-25 14:58:00)

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#5 2013-12-25 14:23:49

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 956

Re: GMT vs. local time on the panel clock

Should you not be setting timezone via /etc/localtime so that the changes are system-wide? Try running:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

...or:

dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

...as root (not sure if debian is configured with sudo or not).

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#6 2013-12-25 14:56:15

mk137
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Registered: 2013-12-25
Posts: 2

Re: GMT vs. local time on the panel clock

ToZ wrote:

Should you not be setting timezone via /etc/localtime so that the changes are system-wide? Try running:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

Thanks so much ToZ, it worked.

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