clock applet does not remember home location between sessions

Bug #278059 reported by Björn Torkelsson on 2008-10-04
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-panel

The clock applet does nor remember the home location between sessions I have to manually set it every time I log in.
The most obvious way this show up is that I don't get any wheather status in the panel, but also when opening the applet no city is chosen as home ctiy.

I have 4 cities (Ängelholm, Stockholm, Umeå and Niagra Falls) defined.

I don't have any /etc/timezone.

The machine was installed last summer on 'Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Alpha amd64 (20070823.5)' and has been upgraded since then

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
NonfreeKernelModules: openafs
Package: gnome-panel 1:2.24.0-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: gnome-panel
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-4-generic x86_64

Björn Torkelsson (torkel) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for the report, could you reproduce the same with a new user created on your system?

Changed in gnome-panel:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
aleneguou (alexandergould) wrote :

I can reproduce this. I created a test user and did nothing with the account but log in, click on the clock applet, create a location (NYC LaGuardia Airport) and click on "set location" next to the location listing in the clock applet's menu. I was prompted for my password to set the system time, I entered the password and the weather report showed up correctly next to the clock. I logged out and logged back in, and the weather report was gone, the home location setting had been lost somehow. Using the latest hardy.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

do you get the issue every time using any location? could you try on intrepid?

Øyvind Grønnesby (oyving) wrote :

I am seeing the same issue with 8.10. I also had this problem with 8.04. I checked the XML files in .gconf, and it shows one of the locations set as current.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug should be sent to by somebody having the issue

Any news about this? Has somebody sent this upstream and can provide a bug number? Thanks in advance.

aleneguou (alexandergould) wrote :

I searched for relevant upstream bugs and found none, so I filed one, gnome bug #565941

Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: New → Incomplete
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

comment from upstream upstream:

"If you remove the applet and add it again, it's expected to not work.

Are you sure it's happening when logging out and in again? Can you put the
gconf configuration of your clock here? It's in

Could you also provide that information to this report? thanks.

Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

could you reply to the comment?

Zeppe (giuseppe-passino) wrote :

I'm experiencing the same, too. I'm using 8.10, but it was the same with 8.04. Attached is my clock configuration, .gconf/apps/panel/applets/clock_screen0/prefs/%gconf.xml

Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Incomplete → New
Øyvind Grønnesby (oyving) wrote :

This issue is still present in 9.10.

Yeah, and the upstream bug is moribund unfortunately (much like this one). The reporter was asked for information, provided it and then nothing more was done with it.

Changed in gnome-panel:
importance: Unknown → Medium
ChrisiPK (chrisipk) wrote :

I am affected by this in 10.04, so the issue still persists.

Scott W. Kasmire (papakaz) wrote :

I solved a bit of this. The system time zone must be set to the preferred weather time zone via system tools. For some reason, the system time zone wasn't set to the right place. Now the weather report persists from session to session.
See also my post here:

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