Ubuntu – Temporarily stopping Zeitgeist


Is there a way to temporarily stop Zeitgeist / the Zeitgeist daemon?

I've tried killing the daemon but it just restarts. I've tried stopping it, but it still seems to add entries to the Activity Journal…

Best Answer

  • This can be done using the Zeitgeist Activity Log Manager :

    1. Add the Zeitgeist PPA:

      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zeitgeist/ppa
    2. Install the latest version of Zeitgeist:

      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get upgrade
    3. Restart zeitgeist-daemon:

      zeitgeist-daemon --replace
    4. Install activity-log-manager

      sudo apt-get install activity-log-manager
    5. Open up Activity Log Manager and click the Logging active button in the bottom right corner of the window to disable logging:

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      Click it again to re-enable logging.