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Month: June 2019

Re: [trinity-users] digikam is trying to kill me and my computer

From: J Leslie Turriff <jlturriff@...>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:39:39 -0500
On 2019-06-19 16:05:41 dep wrote:
> greets, folks . . .
> for more than a decade i've gone happily along, making pictures for a
> living, sorting them with a gnome application called gthumb (which meshes
> nicely with the gimp) and being generally happy. then the gnome people did
> what gnome people do: they improved gthumb to the point where it's utterly
> useless. they removed menus and scrollbars and committed other atrocities.
> so i thought i'd bite the bullet and try digikam, which is in many respects
> too much, just too much. it tries to do things that i do not want done. it
> insists on running a full inventory of all my pictures all the time --
> gthumb was good about not doing this until it was asked to -- and
> generally behaves as if i'm a 14-year-old who wants to keep track of his
> million selfies. grrr.
> but i can live with that and i feel confident that after spending some time
> with it i can turn off much of the stuff i don't like and make it into
> something potentially more useful than gthumb was when it was useful,
> about one major version ago. but there's a problem: when i use
> digikam-trinity (0.9.6) within a few minutes i can hear my computer's fans
> screaming and when i run top i see that it's consuming more than 100
> percent.
> any ideas how i can fix this or at least troubleshoot it?
> tia.

	This isn't a fix for the problem itself, but Linux Format Magazine #LXF250
reviewed a product called Ananicy, which provides a friendly way to monitor
and adjust the nicenesses of the processes running on a machine.  I found it
helpful. (