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The disappearing clock in the Panel

📅 2015-Aug-07 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

Problem

I restarted Ubuntu. After the restart and logging in I discover that the Clock in the Panel is missing! I check and see that the package indicator-datetime is still installed. I open System Settings and go to Time and Date and see that everything in the Clock tab is disabled, so I cannot change it.

Solution

This is a bug in Unity as described here. It is supposedly happening due to a configuration value being reset after packages are upgraded.

Anyway, the only solution that works right now is to kill and restart the Panel service:

$ killall unity-panel-service

This worked for me and my clock was back in the Panel! 😊

Tried with: Ubuntu 14.04