Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Timekpr is an open-source parental control software, allowing admins to choose when a computer can be used and when it cannot. The users’ daily usage can be limited in certain time intervals, accounts can be locked, etc.
The initial timekpr support has been dropped, the latest supported system being Ubuntu 11.10, but Eduards Bezverhijs has adopted the project, added a bunch of extras and made it available for the latest Ubuntu releases.
Extras added by Eduards:
- support for LightDM
- support for systemd’s loginctl
- added an indicator applet for an easier control
The latest version available is Timekpr 0.3.5, which has been released a while ago, but the PPA has received packages for Ubuntu 15.04 yesterday.
In this article I will show you how to install Timepkr 0.3.5 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Timepkr 0.3.5 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the timekpr package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mjasnik/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install timekpr
Optional, to remove timekpr, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove timekpr