Severe thumbnail problems

George Staikos staikos at
Fri Dec 20 15:50:09 GMT 2002

There are severe problems with the thumbnail code.  It seems to launch an 
infiinite number of artsd processes and uses 100% cpu load on my laptop, 
which I have set to NOT run artsd.  So I say to myself, that's ugly, but I 
can launch kcontrol and just disable previews.  After searching around for a 
while, the best I can find are:

1) Something about previews and kioslaves - very confusing gui in general, and 
not very useful.
2) KDesktop preview settings - they're all disabled.

So I think, why on earth is it still making these thumbnails.  Then I am told 
that it is in Konqueror under View->Previews...   Why do we have a KControl 
module embedded in a menu item that only appears occasionally?  This is not 

I would like to either see a clean fix for both problems (horrible 
configuration method, launching artsd when it should not/using 100% cpu), or 
disable audio and video previews by default for 3.1.0.  Using 100% cpu in the 
background without end is a showstopper as far as I'm concerned.


George Staikos

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