Official site: http://www.whatpulse.org
This guide illustrates the installation steps of the program Whatpulse (version 2.4) in linux operating systems based on Ubuntu 14.04.
Whatpulse is a program that logs the number of keys pressed, the mouse clicks and the network usage. It ranks these numbers on an online statistic, in the program website, here http://www.whatpulse.org/stats.
To download Whatpulse go in the webpage http://www.whatpulse.org/downloads and download the generic linux version (32 or 64 bits depending on your installed operating system)
Create a directory an extract it, opening a new terminal:
pippo@pc:~$ mkdir soft pippo@pc:~$ cd soft pippo@pc:~/soft$ tar xvfz whatpulse-linux-64bit-2.4.tar.gz
Install Whatpulse running the script
setup-input-permissions.sh with root privileges (by using the
Note: when the
setup-input-permissions.sh script ask you:
“Please enter the username that should get added to the group:”
write your user name, in this example
To run Whatpulse the following libraries must be installed with the
apt-get install command:
sudo apt-get install libqtcore4 sudo apt-get install libqtwebkit4 sudo apt-get install libqtscript4-core sudo apt-get install libqt4-sql sudo libqt4-sql-sqlite sudo libssl-dev
If you want that Whatpulse also logs the network usage, the following packet and command must be typed in a terminal, in the
soft directory previously created:
sudo apt-get install libpcap-dev sudo setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip ./whatpulse
Now Whatpulse can be started with the following command executed in the directory
only the first time you run Whatpulse, it must be started in a terminal. For all others computer boots, Whatpulse will start automatically at login.