[digiKam-users] trouble on a macbook pro

Remco Viëtor remco.vietor at wanadoo.fr
Wed Aug 26 11:47:49 BST 2020

On mercredi 26 août 2020 11:54:26 CEST Jim Dory wrote:
> My wife recently installed digikam 7.0 on her laptop. She just had a crash,
> and lost her albums view in the program when she opened Digikam. The photos
> exist on a Network Attached Storage NAS device, and the NAS was
> disconnected by the crash when she opened Digikam to a blank screen.
> So it is now rescanning in her albums, which is taking a long time since
> there are thousands of photos. I'm wondering how to prevent this from
> happening again, if possible. She isn't sure if Digikam caused the crash or
> something else. Would she be better off with the appimage? Her database is
> stored on her local laptop drive.
It's possible that the NAS appears as a different device after a reconnect.
That means Digikam won't recognise it, and the associated file paths. That 
means it'll have to rescan the collection.

This *might* be caused by a change in IP address for the NAS. Most home 
routers use DHCP, with which IP addresses are attributed by the router (as 
DHCP host). Normall, the attributed IP address can/will change at every 
connection, but you can tell the router to use a fixed address for a given MAC 
address. MAC (nothing to do with Apple) are unique to each network card (at 
least in theory), and thus, in practice, for each device. Perhaps useful to do 
this for any server on your network (like a NAS, or a network printer).


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