I’ve been using opensuse for a few weeks and i LOVE it!
I personally think its a better distro that ubuntu.
However, I am having a few issues with amarok that I’d love to get help with.
Namely - how long it takes EACH TIME, to scan my music on startup.
I want to know how to get amarok to STOP taking like 10 mins to first build a collection, THEN allow me to use it functionally, EACH time it starts.
I suspect the answer may be in enabling file indexing in open suse (which I’ve stumbled on some roadblocks with).
Q: is this normal? (doubt it).
Q2: I’ve read that mysql is faster, and nicer for amarok to use, hence have been trying to let amarok use it.
Mysql is installed and configured.
However, the tutorials I’ve read online so far seem to give instructions for an older version of Amarok, and not 2. Hence, I do not see the relevant menus (I believe).
I see no option to have amarok use mysql.
I tried applying the instructions given on this page (starting from the Title “Getting Amarok to work with MySQL”:
Amarok - openSUSE-Community
But that menu isn’t there.
I see an import feature, but when I try to use the database settings illustrated by that guide, amarok says
“Could not open Amarok 1.4 database: Driver not loaded Driver not loaded”
I suspect this page is for importing an already created database though - so this may be entirely irrelevant.
What IS relevant, is my question.
With amarok TWO, how does one go about getting it to use mysql.