[Digikam-users] Digikam slow

Mikolaj Machowski mikmach at wp.pl
Sat Dec 1 22:42:39 GMT 2007

Dnia Saturday 01 of December 2007, Dotan Cohen napisaƂ:
> 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.
> 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.

What disk do you have?
What returns:

hdparm -tT {device}



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