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Installing the Linux Client

Snap

Make sure you have snap installed before installing the WhatPulse snap. You can install the Snap package from Snapcraft by running: snap install --devmode --beta whatpulse

After that, you can run the command whatpulse to start the client.

AppImage

You can download the AppImage file from https://whatpulse.org/downloads and run it directly. Check out this post on itsfoss.com for information on how to run AppImage files.

Keyboard and Mouse (Input) Permissions

You may need to download and run the setup-input-permissions.sh script in order for WhatPulse to access your keyboard and mouse input devices. Use the below command sequence to download and run the permissions script.

wget https://files.whatpulse.org/linux/setup-input-permissions.sh
sudo sh setup-input-permissions.sh

The UI will also warning you when the input permissions are not set up correctly.

Known Limitations

All client features are available, except for a few that are limited by the confinement of the Snap and/or AppImage environment.

  • Snap: is not supported in Wayland.
  • Both packages: Unpulsed and application traffic is not counted.