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Month: June 2019

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

From: dep <dep@...>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:39:01 +0000
said J Leslie Turriff:
| 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. (

alas, i get a "server not found" at that url. do you have a full url?

as to the initial problem, i can tell (from having watched top) that as 
soon as digikam-trinity is asked to do anything at all -- display a 
picture, open an external program -- it jumps to 100 percent or above, 
unless the external application is ShowFoto, in which case *each* of them 
is at 100 percent.

Some pictures: