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    Default Beagle/Kerry???

    Does KDE require beagle/kerry? When I first ran openSUSE it wasn't on the system. Little by little, software just keeps showing up. Sunbird (a program I don't want and never use) was installed for some reason. I tried to remove it and then the package manager installed Thunderbird. Guess it just KNOWS what's best for me, eh?
    I don't know what apps I have that would require either. Perhaps KMail??? (There's a lot of dependency stuff I'm not familiar with since I just came from GNOME). Anyway, I've noticed my system running a LOT slower lately after the KDE Factory updates and I know that KDE is a beta and 99% is the culprit. Anyway, long story short, beagle is running and I don't want it or need it. Is it required or can I just remove it? It's taking up 58mb of RAM and I've only got 512!

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    j_w_lloyd NNTP User

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    No, you don't need it.

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    I can't remember which version of openSuse Beagle was introduced by, but I do remember it causing my CPU to run at 100% for over 2 hours straight almost immediately after the initial boot up after a fresh install. After over 2 hours I finally killed Beagle and tried to uninstall it. I couldn't do because of dependencies so I did another fresh reinstallation and kept an eye on Beagle trying to creep in during the install process. I think it was 10.2 that if you told the installer not to install beagle it would get put back in in the "additional packages" thing that it shows you after you choose to install. So for that one I'd throw out as much as Beagle as possible and then immediately after initial boot, get into Yast, uninstall the bits that get put back in, and reboot before Beagle gets called up.

    I now make a point of being vigilant over the exclusion of Beagle and Kerry from my installation as I carefully proceed through the installation process.

    You may also find that KDE 3.5 will let your system run a great deal better too. I had 4.0 installed and my system ran like ****. It seemed to run much slower, had all the useful bits of KDE 3.5 removed and be rather bugggy.

    I eventually gave up and switched back to 3.5, but everything still didn't work properly and ran like ****. Only another fresh reinstallation (being careful to ensure no Kerry/Beagle/KDE4 stuff got installed) got my system back to the level of performance I got from openSuse 10.2.

    I'd recommend to anyone that they ditch Beagle unless they make enough use of it to make its installation worthwhile.

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    The only reason I haven't ditched Beagle because I find it a real pain is because it is used somehow to search the KDE Help files which I occasionally consult.

    I just hope Akonadi doesn't turn out to be a similar pain.

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    Beagle and Kerry will just kill performance, as well as fill up your HDD. Uninstall them.

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    Beagle/Kerry are resource hogs. I deleted them last month, no ill effects. openSUSE 10.3 KDE 3.5.7....

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    Default Re: Beagle/Kerry???

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen_Philbin View Post
    You may also find that KDE 3.5 will let your system run a great deal better too. I had 4.0 installed and my system ran like ****. It seemed to run much slower, had all the useful bits of KDE 3.5 removed and be rather bugggy.
    Yeah, I'm having a similar experience but I like living on the edge. I have both installed (KDE 3 and 4) and switch back to 3 when I can't stand 4 anymore

    Everyone, your advice has been taken note of and it's GONE.

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    The first thing I do to a new opensuse installation is to get rid of Beagle/Kerry. I wonder how many others do the same?

    Why is it there? If such a useful tool as findutils-locate is considered optional then surely the Beagle/Kerry hog should also be considered optional.

    Roger

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    Default Re: Beagle/Kerry???

    same here - I get rid of it as part of the install

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    Robert Smits NNTP User

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    cisforcojo wrote:

    >
    > Does KDE require beagle/kerry? When I first ran openSUSE it wasn't on
    > the system. Little by little, software just keeps showing up. Sunbird
    > (a program I don't want and never use) was installed for some reason. I
    > tried to remove it and then the package manager installed Thunderbird.
    > Guess it just KNOWS what's best for me, eh?
    > I don't know what apps I have that would require either. Perhaps
    > KMail??? (There's a lot of dependency stuff I'm not familiar with since
    > I just came from GNOME). Anyway, I've noticed my system running a LOT
    > slower lately after the KDE Factory updates and I know that KDE is a
    > beta and 99% is the culprit. Anyway, long story short, beagle is
    > running and I don't want it or need it. Is it required or can I just
    > remove it? It's taking up 58mb of RAM and I've only got 512!
    >
    >



    I uninstalled everything with Beagle in it after I noticed it was also
    scanning and saving the names of the urls I went to with my web browsers.
    What wasn't nice is that nothing tells you Beagle is collecting information
    not only about my computer, but also about every site I look at.

    Bob
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    bob@rsmits.ca (Robert Smits, Ladysmith BC)

    "I'm not one of those who think Bill Gates is the devil. I simply suspect
    that if Microsoft ever met up with the devil, it wouldn't need an
    interpreter." - Nicholas Petreley


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