[Digikam-users] Digikam slow

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 15:58:39 GMT 2007


To my son school, digiKam is installed on old computer :

PIII-500 Mhz 512Mb RAM
PIII-650 Mhz 512Mb RAM
AMD K7 - 1.2 Ghz 800 Mb RAM
PIV 1,6 Ghz 1Gb RAM


No problem relevant. Root album is always in a local drive (generally IDE).
Mandriva 2008.0 is used as linux box...


2007/12/1, Arnd Baecker <arnd.baecker at web.de>:
> Hi Dotan,
> sorry, no real ideas, but some remarks ...
> On Fri, 30 Nov 2007, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > The system: Ubuntu Feisty on AMD Duron 1.3 GHz, 1GB RAM, KDE 3.5.6,
> > Digikm 0.9.2, 13,100 pictures in Digikam library which is on it's own
> > disk partition. KDE thumbnails cache opened up to 100MB.
> >
> > The problem: Digikam is so slow that it is nearly unusable. When we
> > open a folder/album in digikam we must wait 8 seconds before we see
> > thumbnails. Then, they trickle in at 0.87 sec per thumbnail (200
> > thumbnails in two minutes, 54 seconds on the clock). When a photo is
> > deleted, we wait 8 seconds before there is any UI reaction.
> What does `top` give? Is there any indication the the
> system is already swapping?
> > All apps run sluggish on this machine, but Digikam is really bad. What
> > can I do to tweak it a bit? I may be an old timer, but in my opinion a
> > 1300 MHz processor (with 1024MB RAM) should not be this bad.
> I agree it should work, not super-fast, but at least at
> a reasonable speed. I could try to activate my "old" PIII, 1200 GHz
> with 512 MB, to see the speed there. However,
> this will require an OS update, so because of too much other
> stuff I don't see that I will manage that during the next two weeks.
> Does anyone else here have a similar machine and could
> report some timings?
> Best, Arnd
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