No webpages visited tracking with Firefox

Asked by Jay Rice on 2010-03-01

"Zeitgeist logs files opened, websites visited, conversations, and emails and provides all this information over a DBus API."

I get lists of files I touch and work with, but not emails or webpages. Is there a data source configuration setting to make this happen?

I'm working with the most recent Zeitgeist from the PPA.

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Siegfried Gevatter
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2010-03-03
Seif Lotfy (seif) said : #1

check out https://edge.launchpad.net/zeitgeist-dataproviders

2010/3/1 Jay Rice <email address hidden>

> New question #102872 on Zeitgeist Framework:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/zeitgeist/+question/102872
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> "Zeitgeist logs files opened, websites visited, conversations, and emails
> and provides all this information over a DBus API."
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> I get lists of files I touch and work with, but not emails or webpages. Is
> there a data source configuration setting to make this happen?
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> I'm working with the most recent Zeitgeist from the PPA.
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Siegfried Gevatter (rainct) said : #2

For websites you need to install the Firefox extension, available at the page Seif linked (supposing you are using Firefox; we don't have extensions for other web browsers at this time).

I did build the extension (0.2.0) and installed it in the Firefox
version I am running (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US;
rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100301 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.6). I still
don't get a response.

I can see when, for example, the Rhythmbox plugin checks in and adds
items. I don't get any indicators that the Firefox connector has
registered with the Zeitgeist engine as pages come and go. Is there a
debug setting for the extension or the zeitgeist engine to see where the
blockage is?

Jay Rice

On 03/01/2010 05:16 PM, Siegfried Gevatter wrote:
> Your question #102872 on Zeitgeist Framework changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/zeitgeist/+question/102872
>
> Siegfried Gevatter proposed the following answer:
> For websites you need to install the Firefox extension, available at the
> page Seif linked (supposing you are using Firefox; we don't have
> extensions for other web browsers at this time).
>
>

Best Siegfried Gevatter (rainct) said : #4

Where are you looking for the logged websites? If in GNOME Activity Journal, then you won't see them as displaying websites isn't supported by it yet.

On how the see if something is failing, if you run "zeitgeist-daemon --replace" you will get an error message is the insertion of something fails; you can also verify if the websites are being logged querying Zeitgeist directly using the D-Bus command-line tool or a debugger like D-Feet (however I'm not at my development computer right now so I can't tell you which command you'd need to use for that).

I see. I'll check the command line tool when I get to the Linux box this evening. I was looking in GAJ, but that was my error.