[Digikam-users] Sluggish use experience with external server and wifi?

eric e.longuemare at laposte.net
Thu Sep 19 20:20:59 BST 2013


Should you connect your laptop to LAN via ethernet (10/100 or gigabit ?)
and see if you have the same problem ?

Should you give OS, digikam version from both PC's and mysql version ?



Le jeudi 19 septembre 2013 à 14:39 +0300, Take a écrit :
> Hello,
> I've been searching for proper photo manager for quite a while and now
> I'm giving digikam a chance to suit our family needs with photographs.
> So far it seems to have the features I need, most important one being
> ability to access photos from multiple computers and accounts.
> I've set up an debian server with samba and mysql and connected my
> workstation on the same LAN to server via digikam, which works just
> fine. I copied most of our photos (~150GB if that matters) to
> samba-share, ran mainteance tools from digikam and it rans somewhat
> smoothly. Digikam itself tends to be a bit unstable, specially if you
> mess around with tags when some mainteance is running.
> However the real issue I've encountered is with my laptop. I'ts running
> similar setup than my workstation, but it's connected to LAN over wifi.
> Usage experience varies between satisfactory and total crap. Quite often
> (once per minute or so) digikam just freezes for no apparent reason and
> after a while it's again smooth sailing for a while until next freeze
> occurs.
> I tried to trace the problem to network (which would be the obvious
> part) but there's little going on over wifi. Obviously it takes a while
> to download thumbnails when I change to different tag/album, but the
> problem is (for example) when I try to assign tags to "unknown people"
> photos. Occasionally it takes around 30 seconds to get an photo
> activated and after that a while to actually place the tag. During the
> freeze UI is unresponsive, but some commands go trough, so I need to pay
> attention about where to click to avoid unexpected things after UI
> responds again.
> As mentioned, there's little traffic on network, according to top
> there's no processes on wait-state and everything else beyond digikam
> works flawlessly. I even suspected that the mysql would be slow for some
> reason, but there's no sign of that and even if it was the sql-server
> I'd suppose that symptoms would appear on my workstation as well.
> My workstation is running Debian Weezy and laptop has Jessie, both have
> digikam from debian repository. Laptop is an thinkpad x301, so there
> isn't (shouldn't be) any issues with funky wifi-drivers/firmware and as
> mentioned everything else on the laptop works smoothly.
> So, does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix/improve the current
> situation, or even ideas about how to track down the problem more
> accurately?

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