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    Default How do I change settings of the 'tracker' package under MATE?

    Hey everyone,

    long story short, I'm having issues with Gnome Games in Flatpak, as shown here. Under GNOME, the behavior of tracker can be changed through GNOME settings, but I've got no idea how to do that in MATE - or if there's a way specifically for openSUSE.
    Any suggestion? Thank you guys

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    Default Re: How do I change settings of the 'tracker' package under MATE?

    Quote Originally Posted by Codalunga91 View Post
    Hey everyone,

    long story short, I'm having issues with Gnome Games in Flatpak, as shown here. Under GNOME, the behavior of tracker can be changed through GNOME settings, but I've got no idea how to do that in MATE - or if there's a way specifically for openSUSE.
    Any suggestion? Thank you guys
    Hi and welcome to the Forum
    Not a MATE user, but I would hazard a guess it uses the cli command gsettings which you should be able to configure (or the GUI dconf-editor), else there is also the cli command tracker to stop, reset etc (tracker --help).

    Code:
    gsettings list-schemas | grep Tracker
    
    org.freedesktop.Tracker.Extract
    org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files
    org.freedesktop.Tracker.FTS
    org.freedesktop.Tracker
    org.freedesktop.Tracker.Writeback
    org.freedesktop.Tracker.Store
    org.freedesktop.Tracker.DB
    
    gsettings list-keys org.freedesktop.Tracker.Extract
    
    max-media-art-width
    verbosity
    wait-for-miner-fs
    max-bytes
    sched-idle
    
    gsettings get org.freedesktop.Tracker.Extract verbosity
    'errors'
    Then use 'set' to change the key....
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    Default Re: How do I change settings of the 'tracker' package under MATE?

    What you discussed in your reference sounds very much like you're looking for something very specific to Gnome Control Center which is what was installed when I looked at Flatpak recently.

    Could be wrong, but what I saw then was that Gnome Control Center was a standalone app that can be installed on any Desktop (even Mate) although might pull in a ton of dependencies if it is mainly meant to be installed in Gnome Desktop.

    And no you won't likely find something comparable to Gnome Control Center, and especially supporting Flatpak in any other Desktop.

    Speculating a bit,
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    Default Re: How do I change settings of the 'tracker' package under MATE?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi and welcome to the Forum
    Not a MATE user, but I would hazard a guess it uses the cli command gsettings which you should be able to configure (or the GUI dconf-editor), else there is also the cli command tracker to stop, reset etc (tracker --help).

    Code:
    gsettings list-schemas | grep Tracker
    
    org.freedesktop.Tracker.Extract
    org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files
    org.freedesktop.Tracker.FTS
    org.freedesktop.Tracker
    org.freedesktop.Tracker.Writeback
    org.freedesktop.Tracker.Store
    org.freedesktop.Tracker.DB
    
    gsettings list-keys org.freedesktop.Tracker.Extract
    
    max-media-art-width
    verbosity
    wait-for-miner-fs
    max-bytes
    sched-idle
    
    gsettings get org.freedesktop.Tracker.Extract verbosity
    'errors'
    Then use 'set' to change the key....
    Hey man, thanks for your reply. I'm trying with dconf-editor, but I'm not sure what to touch: I guess there's something in Tracker.Miner.Files, like changing to 'true' the index-removable-devices string, but connecting the external drive and searching through Games isn't working...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    Could be wrong, but what I saw then was that Gnome Control Center was a standalone app that can be installed on any Desktop (even Mate) although might pull in a ton of dependencies if it is mainly meant to be installed in Gnome Desktop.
    Thank you for replying man.
    Exactly, there's the standalone app, but I'd like to keep my system 'clean' without too many gnome dependencies. That's why I was wondering if there were other ways of changing some indexing settings.

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    Default Re: How do I change settings of the 'tracker' package under MATE?

    On Sat 07 Jul 2018 05:06:03 PM CDT, Codalunga91 wrote:

    malcolmlewis;2872709 Wrote:
    > Hi and welcome to the Forum
    > Not a MATE user, but I would hazard a guess it uses the cli command
    > gsettings which you should be able to configure (or the GUI
    > dconf-editor), else there is also the cli command tracker to stop,
    > reset etc (tracker --help).
    >
    > >

    Code:
    --------------------
    > >

    > gsettings list-schemas | grep Tracker
    >
    > org.freedesktop.Tracker.Extract
    > org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files
    > org.freedesktop.Tracker.FTS
    > org.freedesktop.Tracker
    > org.freedesktop.Tracker.Writeback
    > org.freedesktop.Tracker.Store
    > org.freedesktop.Tracker.DB
    >
    > gsettings list-keys org.freedesktop.Tracker.Extract
    >
    > max-media-art-width
    > verbosity
    > wait-for-miner-fs
    > max-bytes
    > sched-idle
    >
    > gsettings get org.freedesktop.Tracker.Extract verbosity
    > 'errors'
    >

    --------------------
    > >

    > Then use 'set' to change the key....


    Hey man, thanks for your reply. I'm trying with dconf-editor, but I'm
    not sure what to touch: I guess there's something in
    Tracker.Miner.Files, like changing to 'true' the index-removable-devices
    string, but connecting the external drive and searching through Games
    isn't working...


    Hi
    In dconf-editor if you highlight the key it will open a new window and
    has a description of what the key does and the settings it can be
    configured to. I would suggest experimenting, I don't use it and have
    it all disabled.....

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    Default Re: How do I change settings of the 'tracker' package under MATE?

    Do you actually use Tracker?

    I do not, and if you do not, the simplest way to take care of it is to remove and taboo Tracker.

    If it wants to uninstall some programs, I just choose the "break ---- by ignoring dependencies", have not had any problems with that.
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    Default Re: How do I change settings of the 'tracker' package under MATE?

    Quote Originally Posted by Codalunga91 View Post
    Thank you for replying man.
    Exactly, there's the standalone app, but I'd like to keep my system 'clean' without too many gnome dependencies. That's why I was wondering if there were other ways of changing some indexing settings.
    Such are the compromises you sometimes have to make.
    If you want the Gnome Control Center installed with its full capabilities, you have to install whatever it needs and that will depend on the Developers and whether they decided to build their app integrated tightly with Gnome Desktop or not (Not all Gnome projects are tightly integrated with the Gnome Desktop, eg Gnome Network Manager).

    From what I see, I <think> that Tracker is what enables Gnome Control Center to automatically detect and install appropriate apps, I don't know how essential that is to how Gnome Control Center works.

    But generally speaking it looks like if you want to install Flatpak, today you have to also install Gnome Control Center.

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    Default Re: How do I change settings of the 'tracker' package under MATE?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    I would suggest experimenting.

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    But generally speaking it looks like if you want to install Flatpak, today you have to also install Gnome Control Center.
    I gave up and installed gnome: I can always perform a fresh install later just with MATE anyway. Changing settings from a GUI like gnome control center allows me to see what lines have been changed in dconf-editor: it looks like
    Code:
    index-recursive-directories
    is the one that should contain all the folders where my games are. Right now Gnome Games works under MATE, I hope that it's just because of that line and not because of some other hidden link of flatpak with the gnome setting app There are still some issues going on - check the link in the first post if you're interested - but they seem to be all on the Games app and not on DEs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser_Bell View Post
    Do you actually use Tracker?
    I wasn't even aware of its existence before this issue I don't think I'll need it other than for Flatpak and Games. Maybe for some other Flatpak apps?

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