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I've been trying to setup Zeitgeist on my Gnome-shell system for a couple of days, but I'm yet to get it to work. I've done everything I could think of, i.e. installing zeitgeist from [extra], as well as libqzeitgeist. I've also installed all Gnome extensions created by Seif (, since they're the reason I'm installing the package in the first place. I've tried running "zeitgeist-daemon --replace" and then "gnome-shell --replace", but nothing seems to work. According to Der Harm's wiki (, the Zeitgeist daemon doesn't need to be explicitly started, but even if it was, I don't know how to do it (since it's not in /etc/rc.d, I bet adding "zeitgeist" to my rc.conf wouldn't do any good either). I can't believe there isn't a very simple setup here, please help me see what I'm missing!

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I was installing zeitgeist-datasources and zeitgeist-datahub from the AUR and this was working.

For the autostart I added an entry in gnome-session-properties

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Thanks for the help. I've installed zeitgeist-datasources and added zeitgeist-daemon to gnome-session-properties and restarted. Acoording to the system monitor, the daemon is running, but is always asleep. The journal also doesn't seem to be working yet. :-/ – Waldir Leoncio Apr 5 '12 at 8:45
Sorry I forget one package. should work with zeitgeist-datahub – Azd325 Apr 5 '12 at 11:43
Awesome! Now it's working. zeitgeist-daemon was already collecting data, but the datahub was necessary in order to show them on the Overlay. Thank you so much! – Waldir Leoncio Apr 6 '12 at 10:00

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