Hey all, I am brand new to openSUSE, but not to Linux. I have been a heavy user of .deb-based distros for the past few years, and have just decided to give openSUSE a try due to the stellar KDE experience. (I dislike the newest gnome iteration)
Anyways, I seem to be having a problem with a process called “tracker-miner-fs”. Every time I boot up, this process instantly consumes around 10% of the CPU and another 4 GB of memory held privately! And it continues to do so the whole time the machine is on. Just now, I noticed the machine has started using SWAP space due to low memory, even though I have 6 GBs installed!
I’ve tried looking this up online, but have not really found anything useful about what to do.
Using YaST > Sopftware > Softyware management, I see six tracker-miner-… packages and the package libtracker-miner-0… None is installed on my openSUSE 12.2 KDE Thus I guess it is not done so by default.
It advertises itself btw in the comment of the packages as:
Tracker is a powerful desktop-neutral first class object database, tag/metadata database, search tool and indexer.
On 2013-01-01 07:56, vazhavandan wrote:
> wvcaudill2;2514726 Wrote:
>> This is interesting because this i a fresh install of openSUSE.
>> Tracker-miner-fs must have been installed from the original CD
There must be something installed from gnome that I can not guess.
> Also i don’t know whether it will break your desktop. you may remove
> tracker from your system using YaST
But careful, it might want to remove something else, whatever it is that
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))
if you did not install gnome then only other thing i can think of is that you installed some gtk application(like firefox Is firefox written in GTK or QT ?) which has pulled in the gnome library files.
if you remove tracker it may remove those gtk applications too
if you are sticking to kde you are better off using qt based apps(ofcourse it is strictly my opinion)
I ran into this issue today on a fresh openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 install using xfce as the desktop environment.
The specific issue I noticed was logged as “Fixes: GB#687134, tracker-miner-fs - Huge memory consumption” and is supposedly fixed in 0.14.4 which is available in GNOME:STABLE:3.6. I do not know the OBS process or how that update gets included in the standard update repo. You could update to this version, but adding this repo on a KDE system might get messy.
I do not know if this is the same issue you experienced, but I am guessing it probably is…
OK since you’re doing using KDE (as I am) it’s OK to go into Yast & delete tracker. Once in Yast in the Search type in tracker remove
The reason you have it is because it does come with the install DVD why IDK but it’s in there. So if you’re using KDE you don’t need it & as such your 12.2 install will suffer no ill.