Yesterday, there was a minor update from MozillaThunderbird 17.0.8-18.1-i586 to 17.0.8-19.1-i586.
This however caused Thunderbird to be very slow and unresponsive.
I tried several restarts of TB as well as reboots of openSUSE 12.3 (fully patched).
Since some releases back, TB became slower. Espacially taking long to start. But with this latest minor update, it is barely to work with.
> Since some releases back, TB became slower. Espacially taking long to
> start. But with this latest minor update, it is barely to work with.
> Any advice / help?
> Thanks in advance.
Did you try to downgrade to previous version using YaST ?
Also try compacting your folders
openSUSE Release 12.3 (Dartmouth) 64-bit
Kernel Linux 3.7.10-1.16-desktop
unless you have a specific reason for using the obs repo then you are probably better off sticking with the version of Thunderbird in the oss repo.
It’s currently at version 17.0.7
That is what I am currently using and it performs as it should. No slowdowns or changes in performance for me.
Updates are usually pushed to the oss-update repo once testing is carried out to ensure no problems. You don’t get that safety net when using the obs repo.
On 2013-08-09 15:16, rafter22 wrote:
> robin_listas;2577955 Wrote:
>> Do you have indexing active? You might remove the indexing package - I
>> can’t remember the exact name now.
> Possibly tracker-miner-thunderbird.
That is the one I meant, thanks.
> There is also a setting in Thunderbird called “Enable Global Search and
> Indexer” under Preferences > Advanced > General tab
In my case, it failed to work, I had to remove that package. Mind, I do
want indexing - it is just that it is unacceptably slow, slows the
entire thunderbird, and causes Th. to download my entire gmail online
folder to scan it, and that’s gygabytes of size. Unacceptable on a
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)
> vazhavandan;2577918 Wrote:
>> rgloor wrote:
>> Did you try to downgrade to previous version using YaST ?
> Would have tried that first. But:
> Well, the previous version (17.0.8-18.1) is not in the repository
> vazhavandan;2577918 Wrote:
>> rgloor wrote:
>> Also try compacting your folders
> Yep. Tried that too. Actually do that regularly.
> Also tried the repair.
> Thanks anyhow.
Do you have a 32 bit openSUSE installed. I see that you are using i586
package for Tbird.
On 08/09/2013 01:36 PM, rgloor wrote:
> As you can see above (link in brackets), it is the stable for openSUSE
> 12.3 and not factory version.
wow…perhaps i looked at it wrongly…but, i sure thought i saw
(on this page http://software.opensuse.org/package/MozillaThunderbird) this
morning before i answered 17.0.7 listed for both “official update”
and “mozilla” and 17.0.8 for “mozilla:Factory”, “mozilla:alpha” and
i do not want to argue with you about what is pre-release and what is
not…but, to my way of thinking the only thing openSUSE has released is in the oss, non-oss, and update repos…
other folks here have other opinions…as far as i know there is no
definitive statement of definition of pre-release as it pertains to
the forum of that name. (but i you find one, i’d like to read it)
I do a regular repair / compact of the main folders (inbox, archive).
Well, I use System Monitor (Systemüberwachung) to check the usage. And I have it running in the “bar” at the bottom of the screen. So I have it always in view. A mouse click and it opens the window with essentially the same info as in top.
Since this slow down, TB often uses 50% CPU (= 1 of 2 cores @ 100%)
It might go down for about 5 seconds, then pick up again and remains high for about 10-12 seconds.
So top is not helping me any further. (As to determine when a repair or compact is finished.)
I have done all my “main folders”.
There is an import folder with mails from Outlook (back from 2009, when I moved to TB).
I am in progress of moving them into the archive.
There is a huge folder structure, since there were no tags and archives before and all mails were organized in folders.
So this is going to take a long time to sort out.
It will be quicker (no quick) to just sort them out and delete or archive those mails rather than repairing and compacting all those folders and subfolders.
But having done repair and compact on all other folders (beside the outlook import folder), but not having solved the issue.
I will continue cleaning out this import folder. And then again repair and compact all the (archive) folders, where mails from the import folders were moved to.
But that will take a while.
Maybe, there will be a release, which fixes the source of the problem, because it used to work before.