time display issues after Tumbleweed update

Getting the obvious out of the way, NTP is configured, the system clock is correctly set and visibly so in konsole

gerry@linux-zkrq:~> date
Fri 23 Sep 21:21:39 UTC 2016

and YaST

However, the time is no longer displayed in the login manager nor in any of the plasmoids - not sure where to start looking

Just guessing but I suspect that you have not set a timezone –
System Settings -> Regional Settings -> Date & Time
also in Digital Clock Settings (right-click on the clock)
and YaST -> System -> Date and Time

Did you notice that “date” is reporting the UTC time when the default for London (assuming that you are in England) would be BST

Thank you for your reply. The return for date is the system time - which is set to UTC (as it should be)

The locale, even if it were not set, would default to system time, but in such a case a time would still be displayed albeit the wrong one.

The problem here is that no time is being displayed.

My guess is a missing or corrupt library as a result of the software update (which would not have affected any of the previously correct config settings)

My problem is not knowing where to look. As it affects both KDE and the log in manager, my wild stab would be somewhere in X

My Tumbleweed “20160921” does not exhibit this symptom. However I did get some messed up theme/styles. The GTK+ themes seem to “have issues”. Also the live repository mirrors seemed to be updating over time and not the previous behaviour of becoming live after synchronisation had completed (GWDG and Warwick). I noticed the SDDM login screen changing appearance, then reverting in the last few days. Perhaps another update and changing theme (even if you later revert to your preference) would help.

BTW I am still guessing, but my money’s on the theme.

The latest Tumbleweed update did not solve the problem. However, the clock is visible in IceWM. So it does appear to be a KDE problem

Except the clock doesn’t appear in SDDM, either, which is completely independent of KDE

The only SDDM theme with a clock in a new TW install is “Breeze”. The default KDE Plasma 5 theme is “Breeze”. It only takes a few seconds to change the theme, and/or force a re-download of the relevant packages. In general, when fixing stuff, is to try the easiest, non-destructive things first, then tackle the rigorous logical approach.

Of course changing themes is quick and easy however SDDM and KDE are completely independent. Something has happened to both of them.

To my complete lack of surprise changing themes had no effect, the clock is still absent. While forcing a reinstall might be the way forward I am nowhere nearer working out what it is that requires to be reinstalled, or indeed if it is actually missing.

I am grateful for your generic advice but I am hoping someone has something more specific to suggest

Then perhaps you could divulge exactly what you did to achieve this apparently unique installation. You haven’t told us whether this wass a clean install or an upgrade, on a real or virtual machine, install media, what update method you used, etc. do you know which from and to version started the problem?

This is what my Tumbleweed reports. Perhaps you could reciprocate.

rayh@y3:~> grep "ID=" /etc/os-release
rayh@y3:~> zypper se -f digitalclock
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

S | Name                        | Summary                                      | Type   
i | breeze5-icons               | Breeze icon theme                            | package
i | bundle-lang-kde-en          | Translations for a group of KDE applications | package
i | oxygen5-icon-theme-large    | Oxygen Icon Theme                            | package
i | oxygen5-icon-theme-scalable | Oxygen Icon Theme                            | package
i | plasma5-workspace           | The KDE Plasma Workspace Components          | package
i | plasma5-workspace-lang      | Languages for package plasma5-workspace      | package
rayh@y3:~> zypper info plasma5-workspace
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

Information for package plasma5-workspace:
Repository     : Tumbleweed                         
Name           : plasma5-workspace                  
Version        : 5.7.4-1.2                          
Arch           : x86_64                             
Vendor         : openSUSE                           
Installed Size : 12.5 MiB                           
Installed      : Yes                                
Status         : up-to-date                         
Summary        : The KDE Plasma Workspace Components
Description    :                                    
    This package contains the basic packages for a Plasma workspace.

rayh@y3:~> ls -lhR /usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.digitalclock/
total 8.0K
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root   16 Sep  4 21:17 contents
-rw-r--r-- 2 root root 5.4K Aug 23 13:57 metadata.desktop

total 0
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root  36 Sep  8 20:39 config
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 242 Sep  8 20:39 ui

total 8.0K
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.2K Aug 23 13:57 config.qml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.7K Aug 23 13:57 main.xml

total 76K
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  14K Aug 23 13:57 CalendarView.qml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7.8K Aug 23 13:57 configAppearance.qml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.6K Aug 23 13:57 configCalendar.qml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6.8K Aug 23 13:57 configTimeZones.qml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  22K Aug 23 13:57 DigitalClock.qml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3.7K Aug 23 13:57 main.qml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  809 Aug 23 13:57 MonthMenu.qml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.3K Aug 23 13:57 Tooltip.qml

If you try to “Add Widgets” to a desktop or the default panel does “Digital Clock” appear as available? What happens if you create a new “Default Panel? What happens if you create a new user, and login to that environment?

Did you read the title of the post?

By contrast, you started this series of replies “if I noticed” without seemingly being aware that the system clock should be set to UTC

You continued with a series of “guesses”

You then seemingly patronised me with a tutorial on fault finding and rectification without first finding out anything about me.

The internet can be a rough place but I have tried to be scrupulously polite in my responses to you

Resorting to sarcasm is not helpful, moreover I am experiencing another problem which at least one other person is reporting on.

Discussion carried on in the following thread


Closing this one.