app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

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app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by goig » Mon Oct 17, 2016 16:16

Thank You Wolfden

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Re: app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Post by msdobrescu » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:28

Hello,

Are any updates on the matter? Could it be disabled? I've read on various forums that it is not required anymore. What do you know? what do you think?

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Re: app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Fri Aug 24, 2018 23:15

msdobrescu wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:28
Are any updates on the matter? Could it be disabled? I've read on various forums that it is not required anymore. What do you know? what do you think?
Enter the following command in a Terminal window to launch a GUI window in which you can de-select/select anything you like.

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tracker-preferences

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