Baloo and do you have it enabled

I just installed Garuda on an old imac and noticed after installation how it kept slowing down. Forgot to disable the file indexing. Afterwards, it is so fast.

Anything that relies on indexing databases using large amounts of data has its consequences; slowness to errors. Baloo, Akonadi/Kmail (should totally be thrown out to the graveyard and replaced) and recently I have discovered Digikam issues. The Imac was used for photography, over 2 gigs of photos. It brought digikam to its knees, along with Kphotoalbum and even shotwell (although the best of the three, but refreshing was still slow.)

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I never had any issues with baloo.

Just be sure to configure it properly: Disable content indexing is a must for cases with lots of files that baloo can index the content.

Also configure properly the folders, but ... hum... I have to index everything, even my mechanical disk (where i keep docs and media files) and never had any issue.

Its using 23M of ram here. please don't mind 'VIRTUAL SIZE' usage.

akonadi is amazing, and a great ideia. it does have some issues, but I appreciate it a lot.

I guess its from a programmer perspective.

Its using 14M RAM here.
And yes... db's (postgres is awesome) are good ... don't store lots of data on csv's or bins or excels :stuck_out_tongue:

I thought that if someone decides to enable indexing file contents, this can still keep the needed ressources sane. Personally I never search for archives using Baloo either. We can get rid of this though, what do you guys think?

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I agree with Dalto. It's not much effort to index the existence of archives, only the contents.

This is another thing that could be added to Garuda Assistant. Either choosing what is or what is not indexed (though keeping rather broad with the location of the conf file for precise tuning where appropriate/required). :woman_shrugging:

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Speaking for myself, it isn't uncommon for me to search for *.zip or a *.tar.* file.

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Axe it. :axe: If there is just one post about it slowing down someone's new install (which I have seen many here,) that is one too many. They can easily turn it back on again post install.

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{tongue-in-cheek>
Well, let's not include .... ANYTHING, will be much more fasterer!
{/tongue-in-cheek>

A lot of this stuff comes down to who the target audience/user is. If wanting to include some pretty newbie users, a "Tour" would be advisable that could cover such things as enabling contents search (which seems the sensible way to go as the KDE's aren't really targetting professional/productive uses where contents search would be expected).

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Alright, I removed those from the ignore part of the config :slight_smile:

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I suggest a new tab on Garuda Assistant for Baloo. All of us have different use cases. So let us choose what to index. I have been running without Baloo and KDE is much faster
gary

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That's way OTT IMO. It's a simple config file for what's indexed, users can edit that themselves.

With this, you're going down the path of converting every config into a GUI tab which'd become more complex than KDE settings and need even more updates as config options and syntax changes over time.

hey nut, i was just making a suggestion. I do not go down any path. KDE are so easy.

To add to this thread.

I had heaps of errors on a newly installed system (3 days ago) which I found a bit fragile as well (bizarre happenings - loss of items on desktop, etc. which I thought due to my inexperience with arch):

an 12 16:23:42 eagle kwin_x11[3543]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 2>
Jan 12 16:23:42 eagle ananicy-cpp[539]: [2022-01-12 16:23:42.312] [info] baloo_file(509635)
Jan 12 16:23:43 eagle kwin_x11[3543]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 2>
Jan 12 16:23:43 eagle ananicy-cpp[539]: [2022-01-12 16:23:43.294] [info] baloo_file(509642)
Jan 12 16:23:43 eagle baloo_file[3611]: 886975171133482 "/home/michel/.cache/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browse>
Jan 12 16:23:43 eagle kwin_x11[3543]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 2>
Jan 12 16:23:44 eagle ananicy-cpp[539]: [2022-01-12 16:23:44.929] [info] baloo_file(509647)
Jan 12 16:23:45 eagle PackageKit[3699]: get-updates transaction /69_aaaaebda from uid 1000 finished wit>
Jan 12 16:23:45 eagle kwin_x11[3543]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 2>
Jan 12 16:23:46 eagle ananicy-cpp[539]: [2022-01-12 16:23:46.761] [info] baloo_file(509654)
Jan 12 16:23:47 eagle kwin_x11[3543]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 2>
Jan 12 16:23:47 eagle ananicy-cpp[539]: [2022-01-12 16:23:47.441] [info] baloo_file(509662)
Jan 12 16:23:48 eagle kwin_x11[3543]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 2>
Jan 12 16:23:50 eagle ananicy-cpp[539]: [2022-01-12 16:23:50.765] [info] baloo_file(509667)
Jan 12 16:23:51 eagle kwin_x11[3543]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 2>
Jan 12 16:23:51 eagle ananicy-cpp[539]: [2022-01-12 16:23:51.338] [info] baloo_file(509671)
Jan 12 16:23:51 eagle kwin_x11[3543]: qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 2>
Jan 12 16:23:52 eagle systemd[1]: NetworkManager-dispatcher.service: Deactivated successfull

Having researched the issue but with little undersatnding of arch with which I am a total newbie, I removed dolphin and baloo from the system and all errors disappeared.

I have added krusader to use instead of dolphin.