How to fix Missing Date and Time in Menu Bar in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

All of a sudden, the “Menu Bar” (equivalent to what we call Taskbar in Windows) on my Ubuntu has stopped showing me date & time for some unknown reasons. My first instinct were to check the System Settings -> Time and Date

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Time & Date


Everything is set but the time & date is nowhere to be seen in “Menu Bar”. Here is how I fixed it

Solution 1

sudo restart lightdm

Solution 2

sudo killall unity-panel-service

Note: If you time and date are not displaying since installation, then do the following before running the above command

sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime
sudo dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata

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