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Whatpulse (installation guide Ubuntu 14.04)

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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

To download Whatpulse go in the webpage 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 with root privileges (by using the sudo command):

sudo ./

Note: when the script ask you: “Please enter the username that should get added to the group:” write your user name, in this example pippo.

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 soft:


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.

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