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Re: Debian 9.1 amd64 Xfce panel clock broken




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On Wed, 9 Aug 2017 17:13:55 -0700
David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>debian-user:
>
>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
>9.1
>
>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
>xfce4	4.12.3
>
>
>I would like to use the Xfce panel "clock" item.  Unfortunately, it is 
>broken:
>
>- 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:
>
>     Time Settings
>       Timezone		PST8PDT
>     Appearance
>       Layout		Digital
>       Tooltip format	Wednesday 09 August 2017
>     Clock Options
>       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?
>
>
>David
>

It almost sounds like the panel is too long for the monitor. The clock
is disappearing off the end of the panel. Is the clock the last thing
in panel? Try moving it to the other of the panel, and see if it still
disappears.

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Charlie Kravetz
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