Debian 9.1 amd64 Xfce panel clock broken
- Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 17:13:55 -0700
- From: David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Debian 9.1 amd64 Xfce panel clock broken
I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop with an Intel Core Duo T7400 CPU, 2
GB RAM, 16 GB SSD, and a fresh install of
debian-9.1.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso, with all updates and upgrades as of now:
2017-08-09 16:59:07 root@tinkywinky ~
# cat /etc/debian_version
2017-08-09 16:59:18 root@tinkywinky ~
# uname -a
Linux tinkywinky 4.9.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.30-2+deb9u3
(2017-08-06) x86_64 GNU/Linux
2017-08-09 16:59:22 root@tinkywinky ~
# dpkg-query --show xfce4
I would like to use the Xfce panel "clock" item. Unfortunately, it is
- If I right-click on the Xfce panel and choose "Panel Preferences...",
the "Panel" dialog appears.
- Selecting Panel -> Items tab, "Clock" appears in the list of panel items.
- If I select Panel -> Items -> Clock and click the "Edit the currently
selected item" button, the "Clock" dialog appears.
- I then configure Clock as follows:
Tooltip format Wednesday 09 August 2017
Format 05:04:55 PM
Once I have made the above settings, but before choosing "Close", the
current time is displayed at the proper location in the Xfce panel.
This is what I want.
- But when I click "Close", the current time disappears from the panel
-- e.g. Clock breaks.
Looking in /var/log and dmesg, I don't see any clues.
Any suggestions for figuring out why Clock is broken and how to fix it?