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Ubuntu not showing date time in top bar

When i login to ubuntu, i have no time and date displayed on top-right corner of my ubuntu top bar.

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First go to System Settings > Time & Date and check if Show a clock in menu bar is checked. If this is unchecked, just check it, Date and Time will show up.

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It if it checked and is grayed (disabled), then it is something with indicator-datetime-service, check if the process is running

boby@fwhlin:~ $ ps aux | grep indicator-datetime-service
boby      3113  0.0  0.1 453148  6616 ?        Ssl  07:15   0:00 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-datetime/indicator-datetime-service
boby      5257  0.0  0.0  15940   956 pts/26   S+   08:00   0:00 grep --color=auto indicator-datetime-service
boby@fwhlin:~ $

I have the process running with 3113

I done sudo strace -p 3113, it was stuck at futex command.

So i killed the process with command

boby@fwhlin:~ $ kill -9 3113
boby@fwhlin:~ $ 

This auto restarted indicator-datetime-service and Date and Time started showing up.

You can also try running the command from terminal

/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-datetime/indicator-datetime-service

This will show the Date and Time, but won’t go in foreground, you can force it with &, but killing existing process will do it.


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