disable akonadi

Draciron Smith draciron at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 16:34:02 BST 2018

The difference is night and day for me.  I'll get an app open, maybe a
music player, maybe a web browser. Open a 2nd app and the machine starts
churning. If I don't head strait for a konsole window and kill Akondi
processes I will wind up mashing the power button as it locks up so hard I
can't even get to a console window to kill processes or SSH in. With Akondi
shut down down I can can have 20 FF or Chrome tabs open, 4 or 5 Office
Libre tabs open, Clemintine up and playing tunes, a few Dolphin windows and
so on. If the machine gets slow I close a few things.  Until I put KDE 5 on
this machine the last time I had to reboot a Linux system by the power
button was years ago.

I was a bit leery of leaving Baloo running. I had to take out Neopunk on
KDE 4 systems because it was such an unnice resource hog. Not had those
issues with Baloo and I'll agree spotlight can be nice. I also run a Mac. I
use it mostly for recording,  primarily because it's near impossible to
find drivers for some of my break out boxes, effects pedals and such, as
well as Sound One which I love as a DAW. Audacity is a good basic DAW but I
sometimes need the more advanced features of Sound One and it doesn't cost
an arm and leg like Cubase and a whole lot easier to use. It's interface is
more like Audacity's and Cakewalk which is what I used back when I still
had a windoze machine for recording. I also wind up doing Skype and a few
other things that are much better supported on the Mac than Linux on the

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 12:10 PM René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at gmail.com>

> On Friday August 31 2018 11:41:55 Draciron Smith wrote:
> >unusable. It is a resource MONSTER.  I wouldn't even consider running it
> >without at least 16 gigs of ram and the way I multitask I doubt that's
> >enough.
> I've been using it on a 5 or 6 yo netbook with only 8Gb of RAM and using
> ZFS (itself a memory eater). With a bit of tuning of the fetching intervals
> it is slowish but perfectly usable without monopolising the machine.
> That was PIM 4.13 though, to be honest. The current KMail depends on
> QtWebEngine which is itself a resource monster, so it has to be worse.
> >I did leave Baloo running, it doesn't seem to kick off the server and all
> FWIW, the akonadi baloo agent serves to integrate PIM metadata with the
> baloo-based desktop indexing feature which otherwise does not depend on
> akonadi. The indexing itself can be a hog too.
> R.
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