As I am a paranoid bastard, I made a bash screencap-script for my Ubuntu-computer, so I can check if anyone uses my computer for things I don't want them to do (eg. checking if anyone is viewing passwords stored in FireFox, looking at private files, or other things I find disturbing). There might be other people than me that is paranoid and want to monitor what's going on on their computers while they are away or letting someone else use their computer when going to the bathroom.
This is a small script, I'd like to hear if there is any improvements that can be done, so I can learn more and become better at such scripting.
The script requires Imagick (sudo apt-get install imagemagick) and a folder in the ~-directory (/home/username) called ".screen" (hidden, as this makes it more difficult to "intruders" to find it and it looks more like a system-folder than a monitoring-folder).
Code: #!/bin/bash i=1; j=`date`; user=`whoami`;
Add this script to /usr/local/bin and then go to keyboard-shortcuts in GNOME and add a shortcut-key-combination of your own choice for the script. Call it whatever you'd like, and the command you want to run is simply "screen". To add a shortcut for stopping the script, you add another shortcut-key-combination to the command "killall screen".
This enables you to monitor activity on your computer while you're away, saving png-screenshots of your desktop every three seconds in the folder /home/username/.screen/date.
NOTE: I'm not taking any responsibility for what you do with this script. Remember that monitoring someone's activities is never the right way to handle anything. Also, it's illegal many places. Take care and use it only for educational and testing purposes.
I've recently done a fresh install of 10.04 on an Acer Aspire 5720 and it went pretty well. However I've a problem with the logon appearing twice. If I leave my computer idle for too long the screen locks. when I return I'm asked for my password which unlocks the computer but within a few seconds the screen locks again and I need to enter my password for a second time. This time the computer unlocks and stay unlocks.. but it's annoying I have to unlock it twice !
How can I extend the length of time before it unlocks or disable it all together.. until the problem gets fixed?
Just did a clean, fully updated install of Lucid. Unlike the development version I was running, Firefox now will not remember usernames or passwords for sites. I have "Remember passwords for sites" under Preferences checked.
How do I, the rightful creater and owner of the Firefox master-password, convince Firefox to release my passwords to me? I'm aware that Firefox stores website-passwords in the personal information manager, and that I am able to view these after unlocking them with the master-password and export them with the profile info export function. However, I collect all my passwords and encrypt them with a very strong key for storage outside my PC.
Running FC11 64 bit and Firefox 3.5.5. Under Edit->Preferences->Security, I have checked the box "Remember passwords for sites". But Firefox doesn't remember the passwords. It does remember the usernames. Is there something else that I must do to get it remember passwords?
Whenever I log into a site for the first time I always tell Firefox to save my passwordThis is very convenient. Along time ago, however, when I first started using this feature I sometimes clicked "Never save the password for this site" and consequently some of the sites which I most frequently visit still need me to manually input the password.How can I tell Firefox I want it to save the passwords for these sites now? I cleared everything in the "Preferences >> Security >> Exceptions" menu but that did not fix the problem. I don't want to just delete my profile because I have about a years worth of passwords and bookmarks and whatnot that I don't want to redo.
This has been bothering me for years now...when I go to remove a thumb drive from my computer, I have two options when I right click the device eject and safely remove. What on earth is the difference supposed to be?
i want to backup my passwords in Firefox and my email address book in Thunderbird ,both runing on ubunto 10.04 point me in right direction please ,its just i have lost them before and its a pain in the you know where to redo them all also bookmarks in FF
I wonder if it is possible to have two passwords for one user account in 9.10. I have a long login password (5 words about 45 characters with spaces caps). I would like to set a shorter password for Authentication, sudo, etc. While retaining the original for logging in.In short:Have long password to login to computer.Have short password for everything after login.
I have machine that I used to VNC to on my network with Remote Desktop Viewer from my Fedora 12. When I first connected I checked the checkbox that I wanted to store the pw. Now the pw on the other machine has changed but Remote Desktop Viewer does not ask for a new password, it just gives me a black screen, like I am connected but I can't see anything. I'd like to know if anyone knows where this pw data is stored on the system so I can start fresh. I already tried uninstalling Remote Desktop Viewer and installing it again.
Recently I have installed Fedora 10. It comes with firefox 3.xx by default. Now I was wondering if there is any way through which i can update it to 3.5 version though yum. I have tried yum update firefox but it did not work and returns following messages Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit Setting up Update Process No Packages marked for Update I know that one way to update is download the latest Tar package and use it, but I want to totally remove my previous installation and use solely one package i.e. firefox 3.5.
I wanted to have a static local IP on my server,But on my 192*.168.1.1, there's a place where ic an see all devices, and before, the displayed name was "STASH" and with the update i put, it'S now "--", but i'd like to keep my old one..
i just installed ubuntu netbook in my hp mini and everything is ok, wireless wasnt working but a quick search in this forum solved the problem.But now if i'm connected wired and disconnect the wire (to see if the wireless connects automaticly) the computer freeze, is there any solution for this?And if i am connected wireless and disconnect and then plug in the cable the computer just doesnt recognized it stay offline, is there any icon i should click or something, so the pc could know that i wanna go wired?
I have a load of partitioned hard drives and even though the are refrenced in fstab I still get Bookmark Icons and they are also visable in 'Computer'How do you remove these icon?I would also like the ones not refrenced in fstab to only be mountable via password - lucid seems to just mount when you click, I did change this as in another post but it also made USB keys need a password
Code: gksu gedit /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/com.ubuntu.desktop.pkla change the ResultActive=yes to ResultActive=auth_admin_keep
I wanted to create another panel on my computer. I created one, which formed directly above one that I already had (at the bottom of one of my two screens). Just out of curiosity I asked it to autohide. That was a big mistake. Now, I am unable to right click to remove or change the panel (the right click menu doesn't appear). This is true for all my panels. I thought logging out might fix it. No luck. Restart. No luck. Now my "top level" panel won't load, which means I don't have access to any of the main menus at all. Basically, the only think I can access at this point is what is on my desktop.
I have problem running Firefox 3.6.5pre called Namoroka
In Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 I have installed F/f 3.5 and 3.6,showing in Synaptic and also 3.6.5pre which does not appear in the synaptic list as it was installed direct from Mozilla. If I try to run 3.5 or 3.6 Namoroka still grabs the command.
I would like to revert to the recognised/updated version of 3.6 (already installed)and completely remove all redundant packages. Mozilla only suggests removing the profile but I need that when the recognised version is allowed to run.
I sudo apt-get removed Firefox from my system in favor of Google Chrome. However, Ubuntu still prompts me to upgrade Firefox. How do I stop that? Also, whenever I click on HTML files, Firefox is still the one that loads by default. How can that be if I've sudo apt-get removed it? And Firefox is still in my Applications->Internet menu... So, was my sudo apt-get remove successful?