cannot activate Rescuetime on ubuntu 11.10

Asked by Terry Noel on 2011-12-30

Have downloaded linux program from Rescuetime and followed readme instructions. Does not recognize activation.

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RescueTime Linux Uploader Edit question
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Dirk T Edit question
Last query:
2012-03-26
Last reply:
2012-03-26
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Dirk T (miriup) said : #2

Please check, whether bug 181698 is similar to your problem.

Dirk T (miriup) said : #3

Wait, I mean please check if question 181698 is similar to yours.

Terry Noel (tnoel) said : #4

Thanks. It does not appear that this is similar.

Terry Noel
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Illinois State University
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Subject: Re: [Question #183327]: cannot activate Rescuetime on ubuntu 11.10

Your question #183327 on RescueTime Linux Uploader changed:
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    Status: Expired => Needs information

Miriup changed the question status:
Please check, whether bug 181698 is similar to your problem.

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Dirk T (miriup) said : #5

Could you please explain what you mean by "Does not recognize activation." It does not post your activity to the Rescuetime website?

Terry Noel (tnoel) said : #6

Miriup,

Thank you so much for your follow up. Yes, that is what it means.

Terry

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Illinois State University
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Miriup requested more information:
Could you please explain what you mean by "Does not recognize
activation." It does not post your activity to the Rescuetime website?

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Dirk T (miriup) said : #7

What Linux OS do you use?
Do you start the application in the terminal or did you embed it in the GNOME panel?
If you use the application in the terminal, could you please look for lines starting with <hash> and post the most recent such line, one line before and one line after.

Dirk T (miriup) said : #8

Wait, you said it in the subject line: Ubuntu 11.10. Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't have a GNOME panel, so the only way you could have started it is from the command line.

BTW: I just yesterday looked into how rescuetime uploader can integrate with Ubuntu 11.10 menu system and that will require some work. It won't work with the current version.

Terry Noel (tnoel) said : #9

Ahhhhhhh...thanks. I suspected that.

Terry Noel
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Illinois State University
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Subject: Re: [Question #183327]: cannot activate Rescuetime on ubuntu 11.10

Your question #183327 on RescueTime Linux Uploader changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/rescuetime-linux-uploader/+question/183327

Miriup posted a new comment:
Wait, you said it in the subject line: Ubuntu 11.10. Ubuntu 11.10
doesn't have a GNOME panel, so the only way you could have started it is
from the command line.

BTW: I just yesterday looked into how rescuetime uploader can integrate
with Ubuntu 11.10 menu system and that will require some work. It won't
work with the current version.

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Dirk T (miriup) said : #10

So, you haven't started it from the command line and simply couldn't figure out how to make it work then?

Terry Noel (tnoel) said : #11

Yes, that's correct.

Terry Noel
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Illinois State University
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Subject: Re: [Question #183327]: cannot activate Rescuetime on ubuntu 11.10

Your question #183327 on RescueTime Linux Uploader changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/rescuetime-linux-uploader/+question/183327

    Status: Open => Needs information

Miriup requested more information:
So, you haven't started it from the command line and simply couldn't
figure out how to make it work then?

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Dirk T (miriup) said : #12

Ok. I'm planning to make it work for Ubuntu 11.10 after it works in KDE (unless my usage patterns change). Please check again in a month or two. In the meantime, you can do what I do: you can use it from a Terminal window.

Terry Noel (tnoel) said : #13

Thanks!

Terry Noel
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Illinois State University
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Subject: Re: [Question #183327]: cannot activate Rescuetime on ubuntu 11.10

Your question #183327 on RescueTime Linux Uploader changed:
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Miriup proposed the following answer:
Ok. I'm planning to make it work for Ubuntu 11.10 after it works in KDE
(unless my usage patterns change). Please check again in a month or two.
In the meantime, you can do what I do: you can use it from a Terminal
window.

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Dirk T (miriup) said : #14

Closed.

songjian (guanerpao) said : #15

Is there any update on this? I'm encountering a similar problem in 12.04: I've installed the uploader, and running it from the command line, it correctly identifies the currently running application, but the RescueTime setup wizard (https://www.rescuetime.com/download?activated=no) refuses to acknowledge that it's been set up.

How is the verification supposed to work? What could be interfering with that process?

dimi (dbogdanov) said : #16

I have a similar problem on Ubuntu 16.04.
RescueTime version 2.9.11.1285.

Dirk T (miriup) said : #17

Dimi,
Please use the official client from the RescueTime website. If you have troubles with it, please open a support ticket.