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Old 12-07-2006, 12:01 AM   #1
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Gnome, oh Gnome! Date and Time on Desktop Missing


FC6. In Gnome, clicked on desktop date and time in lower right panel. The calendar came up.
I tried to close it, but it refused to close. So I ended up, right clicking and shutting my date and time off. It made the calendar go away, alright, but now, I can't figure out how to get my time back in the lower right hand corner. I tried the desktop configurator, where you might think it logical to find an on/off switch, but nothing. How do you turn the desktop time back on?

Secondly, how can I connect up with an atomic time server every time I boot into the desktop?
Is there an open source atomic clock program? I would like to have NIST or Naval Observatory time.

Also, I want to know if anyone has an opinion on THEIR favorite open source CD/DVD burning software. I would like to have recommendations, PLEASE.

Thankee all...JimmyCFiverTwo
 
Old 12-07-2006, 12:21 AM   #2
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This advice is from a debian box running gnome, so excuse minor differences

Right click on the panel (the bar where the clock used to be)
From the contect menu, select "+ Add to Panel..."
From the dialog which comes up, select "Clock" and click the "Add" button.

Not sure about the ntp stuff with FC.
 
Old 12-07-2006, 12:22 AM   #3
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Oh, missed out the burning s/w in the previous post.

I use k3b. The only bad thing from your point of view is that it's a KDE app, so installing it will pull in lot of KDE libraries and such.
 
Old 12-07-2006, 12:47 AM   #4
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Thank You Matthew! :)

Wow! That worked great You also helped me discover a lot of other interesting
choices, so I very much appreciate your help. BTW, while I was waiting for someone
to respond to my post, I googled Linux or Open Source + Atomic Time or Atomic Time
Synchronization. I can find millions of Microsoft Atomic Clock synchronizers for
free, but everything that has anything to do with Linux has to do with a computer
being a "Server" which serves up atomic time...or serves it to a network. There seems
to be a dirth of just plain old atomic clock synchronization software for plain vanilla
desktops that need to have time adjustments...so here is a hint to all you aspiring
Linux software writers...do everyone a favor and create a simple atomic clock synchornizer
for all the rest of us (who don't need to synchronize a network or serve up time to someone...
we just need to make sure our clock is correct on our simple, FREE, opensource, desktop.

Thank you Matt JimmyCFiverTwo
 
Old 12-07-2006, 01:11 AM   #5
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You just use the NTP protocol. I think there are clients which ship with most/all major distros to do this. It's sort of standard software which is why you don't see lots of adverts for it. That's how things generally are with Linux - loads of useful stuff "just there" with nobody shouting about it. No popups or clippy, just what you need.

The question is how to configure it on Fedora. I'm not a Fedora user, so I'm not 100% sure. I'm sure some Fedora user will be kind enough to tell you. You might get a quicker answer by posting in the Fedora specific forum.
 
Old 12-07-2006, 01:21 AM   #6
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# yum install gnomebaker

As for atomic clock, all those Windows programs are just NTP (network time protocol) clients. Gnome has an NTP client built-in, so all you have to do is enter a couple atomic NTP servers, like time-a.nist.gov or time-b.nist.gov, and you're done!

EDIT: matthewg42 types too fast for me. NTP is same place you adjust time/date in gnome. Just right click clock and go to second tab.

Last edited by Crito; 12-07-2006 at 01:27 AM.
 
Old 12-07-2006, 02:14 AM   #7
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Thanks Crito & Matthew

I thank you both. Good responses and helpful. Hey Crito, this is a really rockin' CD/DVD burner
program. Love the desktop icon...JimmyCFiverTwo
 
  


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