Tracker.

Hi,

I had an old Opensuse 11.4 64bit pc running on a KDE Desktop and
started to used it for about two weeks.
The systems was slower then previous Opensuse installs and I was
starting to get annoyed by it. I had to run htop and system Monitor to
find out what was wrong and the culprit was ... tracker.

Tracker "eats" about 5% cpu even after a long time running his database
thing.
On boot the thing takes 100% CPU.
After searching this forum I made the right decision to remove it
entirely.
Now the KDE startup/login is Much faster and even programs like Opera
got much better startup times.
I really recommend people to Uninstall Tracker, specially in systems
that are more limited then a full blown desktop.


Regards.


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Tracker being a Gnome app shouldn't be installed by default with KDE,
you must of had Gnome installed in parallel or earlier

If you need desktop search in KDE see http://tinyurl.com/7fqfdxk


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4/6/2012 1:06:04 PM
Hi,

google01103;2454153 Wrote: 
> Tracker being a Gnome app shouldn't be installed by default with KDE,
> you must of had Gnome installed in parallel or earlier
> 
> If you need desktop search in KDE see http://tinyurl.com/7fqfdxk

I always install several desktop environments, in order to be able to
choose and test stuff.
And I really do not need any desktop search.
Other desktop I installed was lxde that I find very simple and
effective for things like software development.
But I really prefer KDE as a Desktop environment so I had to see what
was going on with the slowness of the thing :) 

Regards.


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4/6/2012 1:36:03 PM
Thanks for the tip. I just noted the other day that it's installed on an
old slow machine I have running XFCE, and in addition to consuming the
CPU it seemed to cause at least one problem with Firefox. Think I'll get
rid of it.


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gumb
4/7/2012 10:36:03 AM
I have created a tutorial for romanian users here in order to delete and
disable Tracker 'Tutorial: dezactivare Meta Tracker sub openSUSE | Linux
pentru incepatori' (http://creationn.webbusiness.ro/?p=2566;) here is
how you suppose to do:
1. open Yast -> Software management -> in search you type tracker-miner
and delete all packages he find with one exception
libtracker-miner-x_yy-z
2. open a terminal and go to /etc/xdg/autostart
3. using a text editor like pico for e.g, edit each tracker-*.desktop
and add to the end of each file Hidden=true
4. save settings and execute log out and log in in to your desktop

No more Tracker at startup :)


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4/8/2012 7:56:02 AM
gumb;2454386 Wrote: 
> Thanks for the tip. I just noted the other day that it's installed on an
> old slow machine I have running XFCE, and in addition to consuming the
> CPU it seemed to cause at least one problem with Firefox. Think I'll get
> rid of it.

Just go to the xfce4-settings (settings-manager)
In  session and startup-autostart applications
Untick tracker.

In my case before with xfce I removed tracker in yast software
management.


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