Weird clock app behavior

  • This happened to me a number of times now on ut16.04 stable. When setting up an alarm, the activating switch grays out and I can't undo it. Nonetheless, the alarm doesn't ring at the given time. From the moment it starts, this behavior won't stop. I tried cleaning the app cache, wiping its user data, restarting unity and even the phone... to no avail. It renders the app unusable and last time it did happen I had to reflash the whole os. Is anyone having the same issue ?


  • On FP2,btw.

  • Hi!

    Yes, I have a similar problems with my FP2. I solved it setting another alarm for the same time; but the unusable entry is still there. I didn't try to reflash, since I am able to use other alarm times with no trouble. I'm on RC, will add this to the OTA12-thread.

  • @hankschwie Thanks for the tip ! let me return the favor: did you know you can swipe a set alarm to the right to delete it ? i just did that with the "dead" alarm, and it went away !

  • Yes, I am experimenting with this feature right now. But it does not seem to be consistent - sometimes all old entries are unusable, and when activated cannot be deleted - after a restart I am able to delete those, when not activated. Something's really buggy here...

    EDIT: Checked with my BQ m10 HD - same issue... Never noticed before!

  • @hankschwie Yes I agree ! "Inconsistent" pretty much sums up my phone nowadays ^^ The worst part being the totally chaotic behavior of MMS and attachments. Anyway, it works ! Cheers.

  • I get this too on my OPO running RC, I've been trying to reproduce the issue for some time now to no avail, I haven't gone into it in-depth yet though.

  • Looks like it's an "old" bug:

    Looking further into this I found two task.ics files, in two folders named ~/.local/share/evolution/tasks/xxxxxxxxxx.xxxx.x@ubuntu-phablet/. I removed the older one. Now there is just one file, ~/.local/share/evolution/tasks/1514137684.3458.0@ubuntu-phablet/tasks.ics
    looks like this has taken care of the problem.

    I'll play around with it, and check on the BQ m10, too...

  • Same kind of problem on Nexus 5 OTA-12. Alarms and buttons suddenly got grayed out. Restart did not change this. It was not possible to swipe and access the delete checkbox. Solved this by creating a new alarm. Then I could swipe this new alarm, select all alarms and delete all alarms.
    Never had any problems with the alarms before.

  • Got a similar issue 3 days ago when activated alarm for work the next day.
    Button not stayed grey, green ok.
    But alarm didn't poped on the notification bar, and time untill it rings was about 30 days later, and not next morning.
    Tried all presetted alarms, all broken.
    Tried lot of things to resolve it, but only setting up a new alarm with same settings worked.
    Then i deleted the first broken one i had, and all the others now work again.

    First time in five years using uTouch that i have issue with alarm, it's the only one i have to not be late to work...

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