Just like the title says, when I search network shares in Dolphin, I don’t have any options, they’re grayed out (name, date size, type, etc.).
The shares in question are on a Buffalo NAS device.
My first suspicion is that I don’t have them fstab’d properly. Here is a sample entry:
Well, no. The “indexed search” is unrelated to the filesystem, it is a KDE feature.
And it is the nature of things that “indexed searches” need to have an index.
Your CIFS mount is likely excluded from the desktop search, by default this only includes the user’s home folder.
Go into KDE’s “Desktop Search” settings and enable your drive, it should be shown in the list of excluded locations.
Just select it and click on the ‘-’ button to remove it from the list.
No idea if it will really work then, though. I don’t use the indexed search (I have it disabled here), and I don’t use CIFS mounts either.
Thanks! That was very helpful. I was able to configure indexed searches on my shares using your advice.
I think the term “desktop search” is quite misleading, and as such I would have never thought to look there. I’m probably woefully ignorant here, but I thought Akonadi was the search index engine in KDE. What exactly does “desktop search” configure? Not Dolphin, I’m sure, as Dolphin just ports the output from whatever’s doing the indexing. So, yeah, my next big question is exactly what is doing the search indexing?
Akonadi does not “index” anything. It’s a framework for handling PIM data (emails, contacts, calendar events, notes, …).
The search engine is Baloo nowadays, it replaced Nepomuk/strigi in KDE 4.13.
What exactly does “desktop search” configure? Not Dolphin, I’m sure, as Dolphin just ports the output from whatever’s doing the indexing. So, yeah, my next big question is exactly what is doing the search indexing?
The “Desktop Search” module only configures KDE’s file indexer nowadays.
The index is stored in ~/.local/share/baloo/file/, the corresponding package is baloo-file.
Btw, there’s an “advanced” module available too, that offers all options (like folders to include, and which file types or filename patterns to index): http://software.opensuse.org/package/baloo_kcm
(it’s actually a port of the old Nepomuk configuration module)