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Old 07-28-2007, 04:05 AM   #1
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Gnome clock doesn't work


Hi everybody :-)

I have recently installed Fedora Core 7 and everything was fine till I have let my system to update itself.
The problem is that my gnome clock applet is not showing the right time and is constantly showing 2:32 PM, it even doesn't change!
The system clock is correct (date and xclock show the time correctly). It really puzzles me.
By the way I'm using kernel 2.6.22.1-33.fc7.
Any hints will be appreciated

thanks,
Faramarz Salehpour
 
Old 07-28-2007, 06:34 AM   #2
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Hello.

I'm experiencing the exact same problem! Also, if you look at the times in /var/log/messages, they're also screwed!

I have ntpd running and it synchronizes correctly. Also the command 'date' shows the correct time.

This is a really weird problem indeed.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 07-28-2007, 07:56 AM   #3
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Hi

My gnome applet is working properly now!!!!
It fixed by itself. I don't know what was/is the problem, and I'm not sure if it will happen again.
Anyway, I would be thankful if anyone could explain what's going on!

Cheers
Faramarz

Last edited by fara78; 07-28-2007 at 07:57 AM.
 
Old 07-28-2007, 04:19 PM   #4
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Hi

The problem is back after a reboot!
 
Old 07-29-2007, 04:10 AM   #5
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Hi

Problem solved by installing this kernel
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/b...?buildID=12174
 
Old 07-29-2007, 04:19 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fara78
Hi

Problem solved by installing this kernel
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/b...?buildID=12174

OK, thanks for the info! I'll grab that while waiting for the official update.
 
Old 08-01-2007, 04:30 AM   #7
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Thanks fara78, you were absolutely right. Kernel 1-41 solved that problem in my case as well.
 
Old 08-02-2007, 08:05 AM   #8
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Hi
I have the same problem with newly loaded FC7 with clock
on boot up it sometimes barfs with something rtc ???

not solved I am running 2.6.20-2925.9.fc7xen #1 SMP
on a dual cpu system. Is there another simple fix in grub or an
smp kernel to download to fix this?
Just wondering?

Cheers
Albertbeach
 
Old 08-03-2007, 03:23 AM   #9
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you're most welcome dora!

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Thanks fara78, you were absolutely right. Kernel 1-41 solved that problem in my case as well.
 
Old 08-03-2007, 03:30 AM   #10
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that problem happened to me after upgrading to kernel 2.6.22.1-33.fc7. I don't remember anything like that before that kernel. check out fedora's web site they should have fixed it till now, specially look for bug reports, you can find a solution for a problem usually in the bug report page.
Does date command show the time correctly?

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Hi
I have the same problem with newly loaded FC7 with clock
on boot up it sometimes barfs with something rtc ???

not solved I am running 2.6.20-2925.9.fc7xen #1 SMP
on a dual cpu system. Is there another simple fix in grub or an
smp kernel to download to fix this?
Just wondering?

Cheers
Albertbeach
 
Old 08-03-2007, 08:03 AM   #11
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Thanks Fara78
Now that you mention it I'm not sure but I think so, the problem became evident when I switched hard drives
I have FC5 smp on a removable drive and FC7 on another.
I had not fully configured FC7 yet to the point of letting FC5 go.
This I think showed that the clock was lagged 10 hrs.. allways seemed to be 10 hrs???
but I think the date might have been the same. CMOS clock appears ok

Trolling through Fedora Support pages
Thanks for your help

albertbeach
 
Old 08-03-2007, 10:47 AM   #12
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Well, in my case the symptoms are like this:

1) cmos time is correct
2) date command shows time correctly
3) gnome clock is showing wrong time and is not changing upon reboot
4) gnome clock starts to work properly after the wrong shown time is reached
check for all the symptoms above.
I'm not into SMP systems very much. Sorry if I can't help you much.
If you have all the above symptoms then you you have "the kernel problem", but if the gnome clock works upon the fresh reboot of your system, but does show a wrong time, i guess you have to set the timezone on your fc7.


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Originally Posted by albertBeach
Thanks Fara78
Now that you mention it I'm not sure but I think so, the problem became evident when I switched hard drives
I have FC5 smp on a removable drive and FC7 on another.
I had not fully configured FC7 yet to the point of letting FC5 go.
This I think showed that the clock was lagged 10 hrs.. allways seemed to be 10 hrs???
but I think the date might have been the same. CMOS clock appears ok

Trolling through Fedora Support pages
Thanks for your help

albertbeach
 
Old 08-03-2007, 04:00 PM   #13
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Bingo!
The clue you gave helped I went to the Fedora forums and saw similar things
but what gave me the clue on configuration of FC7 time which I had config correctly!!
at the start was the ~/.gconf/apps/panel/applets/clock/prefs/%xml file
looking for the clock lines and noticed GMT ??
I immediately went and changed preferences twice and rebooted this seemed to have fixed the problem
when I think about it I am GMT +10 hrs Duh !
thanks again it's forums like this and like minded ppl that can enjoy the fun of Linux
I wonder if the alternative O/S people are bald naturally
cheers ! and salut
albertbeach
 
Old 08-04-2007, 06:37 AM   #14
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You're welcome, glad to help

Quote:
Originally Posted by albertBeach
Bingo!
The clue you gave helped I went to the Fedora forums and saw similar things
but what gave me the clue on configuration of FC7 time which I had config correctly!!
at the start was the ~/.gconf/apps/panel/applets/clock/prefs/%xml file
looking for the clock lines and noticed GMT ??
I immediately went and changed preferences twice and rebooted this seemed to have fixed the problem
when I think about it I am GMT +10 hrs Duh !
thanks again it's forums like this and like minded ppl that can enjoy the fun of Linux
I wonder if the alternative O/S people are bald naturally
cheers ! and salut
albertbeach

Last edited by fara78; 08-04-2007 at 06:39 AM.
 
  


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