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  1. #1
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    Unity dash unable to find files, applications

    Hi,

    I'm having 2 issues here:

    1) Recently, I was looking for a way to clean file history on Ubuntu 11.10 and found a way to remove zeitgeist database as below:
    Code:
    #! /bin/bash
    
    DELPATH=$HOME/.local/share
    
    rm $DELPATH/recently-used.xbel
    touch $DELPATH/recently-used.xbel
    rm $DELPATH/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite
    sudo zeitgeist-daemon --replace
    This worked pretty well and I could see recent files disappearing. However, after I opened few files, I could see those newly opened files in file history again, which was expected.

    So far so good.

    However, since last week, I am not able to see a single file in file history. Even after opening hundreds of files and rebooting/logging out numerous times, I don't see a single file in file history.

    Is there any way to make file history work properly? It seems now that it has stopped working altogether (i.e. it is not adding any new files to file history).

    2) Second issue is about applications in unity dash. Generally, when I want to find installed application, I simply hit super key and type the name of application in textbox. Further, when I want to check which application is available for install, I used super key + a. It then used to give me both lists : installed apps and apps available for install.
    This also worked fine till day before yesterday.

    However, now, it seems to be stopped working. Below is the testing scenario:

    a) log in on unity 3d
    b) hit super key and type application name. application is successfully found.
    c) hit super key + a and type application name. not a single application is found. the pane is blank. it doesn't even show installed apps.
    d) repeat step 2. now there also, not a single application is found. in short, super key works fine initially, but stops working after once super key + a is used.
    e) super key + f also doesn't work. this is for file history and standard system folders like desktop, pictures etc. but now it doesn't show a single thing. just blank pane.

    Please suggest what can be done here. I really liked the super key + a functionality where it showed both installed and installable apps, but now it doesn't show a single thing. more than that, it even affects other functionality (like simple super key).

    Since I don't know command line option for each application, its being very painful to use unity now. I either have to resist myself from hitting super key + a, or log off and log in again after that.

    Please suggest what can be done.

    Thanks.

    P.S. I update my system every day. Is it related to updates?

  2. #2
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    Canberra, Australia
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    Lightbulb Re: Unity dash unable to find files, applications

    Get latest Zeitgeist and configuration manager:

    Code:
      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zeitgeist/ppa
      sudo apt-get update
    
      sudo apt-get install activity-log-manager
    (look for 'Activity Log Manager', and open it.)
    (set files/directory/activity to ignore)


    clear history
    Code:
      zeitgeist-daemon --quit
    
      ls -l ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/
    
      sudo rm ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite.bck  (if present)
      sudo rm ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite-journal  (if present)
      sudo rm ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite

    restart
    Code:
      zeitgeist-daemon &

  3. #3
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    Re: Unity dash unable to find files, applications

    Not Working. Unity Dash cant find Files


    jan@jan-linux:~$ zeitgeist-daemon --quit
    jan@jan-linux:~$ ls -l ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/
    insgesamt 8272
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jan jan 1024 2011-11-22 09:19 activity.sqlite
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jan jan 7984128 2011-11-18 09:23 activity.sqlite.bck
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jan jan 32768 2011-11-22 09:22 activity.sqlite-shm
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jan jan 387792 2011-11-22 09:22 activity.sqlite-wal
    drwxr-xr-x 2 jan jan 4096 2011-11-18 09:38 bb.fts.index
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 jan jan 324 2011-11-18 09:23 datasources.pickle
    drwxr-xr-x 2 jan jan 4096 2011-11-17 18:01 fts.index
    jan@jan-linux:~$
    jan@jan-linux:~$ sudo rm ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite.bck
    jan@jan-linux:~$ sudo rm ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite-journal
    rm: Entfernen von „/home/jan/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite-journal“ nicht möglich: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
    jan@jan-linux:~$ sudo rm ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite
    jan@jan-linux:~$ zeitgeist-daemon &
    [1] 3517
    jan@jan-linux:~$ ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): DEBUG: utils.vala:58: DATA_PATH = /home/jan/.local/share/zeitgeist
    ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): DEBUG: utils.vala:71: DATABASE_FILE_PATH = /home/jan/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite
    ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): DEBUG: sql-schema.vala:89: schema_version is -1
    ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): DEBUG: extension.vala:146: Loaded extension: ZeitgeistDataSourceRegistry
    ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): DEBUG: extension.vala:146: Loaded extension: ZeitgeistBlacklist
    ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): DEBUG: extension.vala:146: Loaded extension: ZeitgeistHistogram
    ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): DEBUG: ext-storage-monitor.vala:276: VOLUME ADDED: 381c6dd5-8cb1-4c0a-95e9-2975e46c30ea
    ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): DEBUG: extension.vala:146: Loaded extension: ZeitgeistStorageMonitor
    ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): DEBUG: extension.vala:146: Loaded extension: ZeitgeistSearchEngine
    ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): DEBUG: utils.vala:97: LOCAL_EXTENSIONS_PATH = /home/jan/.local/share/zeitgeist/extensions
    ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): DEBUG: ext-data-source-registry.vala:254: Zeitgeist.DataSourceRegistry.register_data_source: com.zeitgeist-project,datahub,gio-launch-listener, Launched desktop files, Logs events about launched desktop files using GIO
    ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): DEBUG: ext-data-source-registry.vala:254: Zeitgeist.DataSourceRegistry.register_data_source: com.zeitgeist-project,datahub,recent, Recently Used Documents, Logs events from GtkRecentlyUsed

    ** (process:3522): WARNING **: recent-manager-provider.vala:125: Desktop file for python was not found

    ** (process:3522): WARNING **: recent-manager-provider.vala:125: Desktop file for python was not found
    ** (process:3522): DEBUG: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:174: Inserting 54 events
    ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): DEBUG: notify.vala:170: Installed new monitor for :1.172

    ** (zeitgeist-daemon:3517): WARNING **: notify.vala:174: There's already a monitor installed for :1.172#/org/gnome/zeitgeist/monitor/1


  4. #4
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    Re: Unity dash unable to find files, applications

    Quote Originally Posted by Pr0xY88 View Post
    Not Working. Unity Dash cant find Files
    install gnome activity journal and tell me if you can see files in it...
    also open files with gedit or totem and tell me what zeitgeist tells you...
    last but not least please run the following script http://pastebin.com/J0Rn1t86 and tell me the results

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