For most users it is not necessary to install Accountable2You via the Terminal, and our regular installation instructions will work fine for you. If, however, you encounter errors with the regular installation, you may need to install via the Terminal. Please note that these instructions are intended for Debian-based distributions. We officially support the Ubuntu family (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu) and Mint. You may attempt this installation on other Debian distributions if you so desire, with the understanding that we can only provide limited support should you encounter any issues. For more information see our article: "What Linux Distributions Do You Support?"
Step 1: Download Accountable2You
Download the Accountable2You zip file. Then once the file has downloaded click on it to unzip it. Make sure you see the .deb file in the Downloads folder before proceeding.
Step 2: Open the Terminal application and use the following commands.
A. Type cd Downloads. Press Enter. This points the Terminal to the directory in which the install file resides.
B. Type sudo dpkg -i accountable2you-1.79.deb. Press Enter. Your system may prompt you for your system's sudo password, after which the install should proceed. If the GUI install did not work for you previously, then you will likely encounter dependency errors. Proceed to the next step to resolve those.
C. Type sudo apt-get install -f. Press Enter. This should resolve any dependency issues, and complete installation of the program.
Step 3: After the software has installed, search for and open "Accountable2You".
Step 4: Login or Signup.
If you already have an account with Accountable2You, select the "Login" button. If you haven't signed up for an account yet, click "Signup - 10 day FREE trial" where you'll be taken to our website to register. Once registered, return to the setup screen and click "Login".
Step 5: Acknowledge Terms & Conditions
Please take a moment to review the License Agreement for Accountable2You. When finished, please indicate that you agree by clicking "I accept the terms". Then click "Continue."
Step 6: Register the program.
In order to associate the device with your account so that it appears on your reports, you will need to register using your Accountable2You username and password. The "Computer Name" can be whatever you wish. This is how the device will appear on your reports, so make it something that will clearly indicate which device this is (ie. Joe's PC). When finished click "Add PC to Account".
Step 6b: Assign to a specific user (For Family Accounts Only).
If you have a family account and you have entered the managing user's username and password, the next screen will show all sub-users in your account. Highlight the name of the specific user to whom you want to register this device in order to proceed.
Step 7: Assign Accountability Partners.
Click "Setup Partners" to be taken to the Accountable2You website, where you can add or edit partner settings for this device. For help with setting up a partner, view our support article on Setting Up Accountability Partners.
You're All Setup!
Be sure to repeat this process for any additional user accounts, as Accountable2You will only monitor the account that it is installed on.
You can know that Accountable2You is setup and monitoring by the presence of the "AU" icon in the menu bar of your computer.
Want to test the system?
Instead of going to an inappropriate website to test the rating system, please use the link provided below to conduct a "Red Alert Test". This will generate a sample alert from your device, and you should see the alert appear on your account within a few minutes (as well as send an alert to anyone setup as an accountability partner for that device).
Click here to perform the red alert test. (Make sure you are on the device that you want to test when you click this link).
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