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My daughter uses Ubuntu and I want to WATCH her activity not lock it down. I'd rather give her the freedom to make choices over filtering her content. Google search has turned up Zeitgeist as a logger for Ubuntu (using 14.04) but the Activity Journal doesn't appear to show any activity. Additionally all screenshots I see show a checkmark in the bottom right corner (checked for logging, x for not logging) and I don't see that. Please help this n00b figure out what to do

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  1. Go to the top right corner and click on the gears icon: enter image description here
  2. Press System Settings
  3. Click Security and Privacy
  4. Ensure the button is ON
  5. Turn all check-marks on

That's it! Zeitgeist is now recording all checked activities.

For more information and how to analyse the data, head to http://zeitgeist-project.com/experience/ and especially look at "Activity Journal" which is a UI to the back-end sqlite database (you can also just run queries on the database itself, or have it copied over somewhere else for later analysis)

  • Thanks so much for the reply on this question. I have (already) followed the steps you have listed but I still dont see activity in the Zeitgeist Activity Journal. Everything is checked to on. – chester lohman Feb 19 '15 at 22:27

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