Zeitgeist logs events by two ways
- Zeitgeist Datahub
- Selective Datasources
The first one is installed by default in Ubuntu (Natty and later) along with Zeitgeist. Datahub is a passive logger which is GtkRecentManager on steroids. Any new entry to ~/.recently-used.xbel is taken up by Datahub and added to Zeitgeist
Datasources are extensions/plugins/addins/addons for applications which help in logging events. Example Tomboy notes are not logged by datahub as they are not logged by GtkRecentManager.
In this case a Tomboy datasources (implemented as a plugin) can be enabled which logs events like Note Open,Closed, Created and Deleted
If you are on Natty, then you install Datasources for these applications
- Eye of Gnome
You can install the datasources by
and look for packages
OTOH you can install Banshee's datasource by installing the package
If you open files, start/stop tracks, open/close/create/delete notes or any relevant activity from these applications then they will be logged. Even the music tracks are logged(their URI on the disk).
There are be two problems
- GtkRecentManager fails to work on NTFS partition
- Everytime you mount your NTFS partition, it is assigned a different mount point. (You can pin it in
I can guess the problem can be in latter. Can you try installing banshee datasource, enable the datasource, listen to a few tracks(on NTFS partition) and then try to find them via Synapse or Dash (I personally prefer Synapse)