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Why does the calendar show 2 different times for the same item

asked 2016-09-23 15:35:30 +0300

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updated 2016-09-27 14:50:33 +0300

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At one point in time I was delighted to be able to get my hands on the new JollaC but the random crashes make life really hard to still love this phone / brand and keep on believing in it.

I still have not figured out on why my calender sometimes duplicates till the phone crashes, or why the alarms stop working out of the blue. But normally a reboot and/or a deleting the calendar db get the phone up and running again and I just go on with my life.

But what i have now? I have no clue on why this is happening. In the notifications I see an appointment at 15:45 and the same appointment in my calendar is at 17:45. For me there is no logic in this, and to be honest, I am a bit fed up with random stuff like this. If there is an item in my calendar at 17:45 there is no reason what so ever for that item to show in the notifications at 15:45.



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I would guess, from the screenshot I assume you're in the Netherlands somewhere, that it's a timezone issue. 17:45 CEST (in the Netherlands) would be 15:45 UTC.

But I don't know why it happens or how to fix it unfortunately.

Mohjive ( 2016-09-23 16:18:50 +0300 )edit

is this an "external" calendar (like Google or OwnCloud) or the local one on the phone? If it's server based, there might be a bug with different fields during sync

till ( 2016-09-23 16:46:31 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-09-24 10:37:07 +0300

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It is an external calendar (owncloud) and has always worked fine. It seems the timezone on the phone is gone...there is just , And tapping on the 'Automatic update' does not work. After a reboot it is fixed. But the time zone setting of the pone disappeared without reason it seems...weird stuff.

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In my settings, this is set to 'Automatic update' and works nice.

May I suggest you to post the result of the following commands?

  1. pkcon search name | grep tz | grep Installed

  2. pkcon get-files tzdata (select 1, installed)

  3. pkcon get-files tzdata-timed (again select 1, installed)

Maybe we can get some clues from the output of the commands.


Pasko ( 2016-09-27 16:13:09 +0300 )edit

Hi Pasko,

the first command: pkcon search name | grep tz | grep Installed returns empty (no result)

the second comand: pkcon get-files tzdata (select 1, installed) gives a very long list of

/user/share/zoneinfo/Africa .. .. /user/share/zoneinfo/

the third command: pkcon get-files tzdata-timed (again select 1, installed) outputs this: /usr/share/tzdata-timed





I had another loss of time zone setting two days later, I added that issue here:

Hawkboy ( 2016-09-27 17:50:07 +0300 )edit


Looks like you have the same packages (and files) that I have in my device, so I'm running out of ideas.

However: did you try the owncloud forums? A quick search brought this entry:

You could also try the tzselect command-line utility, but given your description of the problem, I don't think this would help.


Pasko ( 2016-09-27 20:17:10 +0300 )edit

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to take a look. The problem was that my phone lost the time zone setting, but I still have not figured out why that happened. Now that the time zone is set correctly the calendar works fine. Cheers, Bart

Hawkboy ( 2016-09-28 09:08:26 +0300 )edit
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