Prey is a set of bash scripts that helps you track your computer when it is stolen.
This guide shows you how to install Prey.
Install AUR.AUR from the
Edit "/usr/share/prey-tracker/config" and add your device key and API key in the appropriate place.
Run "sudo /usr/share/prey-tracker/prey.sh" and check the results.
To enable/disable modules, you must change the executable permissions for the the "run" files in prey's respective modules/core subdirectories. Adding executable permissions to a module will enable it, while removing permissions will disable the module.
You can use a GUI to configure prey using the
# sudo /usr/share/prey-tracker/platform/linux/prey-config.py
Note that if this doesn't work you are missing a dependency, not sure if python alone suffices.
The GUI can be used to configure standalone mode.
/usr/share/prey-tracker/config can be edited to change
Note that in Standalone Mode, all modules in
/usr/share/prey-tracker/modules run by default. To disable them, remove executable permissions on the module's
run file (located within the module's
core subdirectory). For example, the following command disables the
# chmod -x /usr/share/prey-tracker/modules/alarm/core/run
To troubleshoot, try:
sudo /usr/share/prey-tracker/prey.sh --check
If you have scrot installed, prey will use it to take a screenshot if the "session" module is enabled. Unfortunately, scrot emits an annoying beep everytime it is run. To avoid beeping, you have to add
to the file /usr/share/prey-tracker/modules/session/core/run at the top
There seems to be a bug in version 0.5.3 which gives an error if the SMTP password is set when using "email" post_method, which returns an error, but works fine when executed normally without the --check option.