app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

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app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Postby wolfden » Tue Sep 20, 2016 18:58

With the new version of GNOME came a new version of app-misc/tracker which is required, but it's causing a lot of grief for users. User will experience really high CPU usage as it spawns a lot processes and soon user will not be able to open up anything.

So in the directory /etc/xdg/autostart/ is where the trackers get started, you can simple remove all the tracker-* files. You will need to be root of course:

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# rm -rfv /etc/xdg/autostart/tracker-*

Than log out and back in, things should be back to normal. So tell your friends and family that are GNOME users.
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Re: app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Postby joost » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:51

What worked for me is removing the tracker cache:

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rm -rf ~/.cache/tracker

But not sure if the problem will return once tracker rebuild it's database.
I also must notice that I ran into this problem on only 1 of my systems.

//edit: I spoke to soon. After the cache rebuild on my system the problems return.
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Re: app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Postby goig » Mon Oct 17, 2016 16:16

Thank You Wolfden
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