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Hello - Thought I'd share this with you in case anyone has the same trouble I did. I got my hands on the latest free edition of Mandriva 2006 and ...
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- 11-05-2005 #1
Amarok ate my hdd
Thought I'd share this with you in case anyone has the same trouble I did. I got my hands on the latest free edition of Mandriva 2006 and upgraded from LE 2005. This took a while, but the end results look really smooth. Incredibly smooth in fact.
I have a little app sitting on my kicker called runaway process catcher. It's very simple: if the smiley face is smiling, all is well. If not then something is using a lot of CPU overhead. The face started frowning as soon as I upgraded.
So what was the matter? Amarok - which by the way I like using - was eating my hard drive. The red light started to flash, the platters started spinning and they didn't stop until I uninstalled it. So it seems that if you upgrade from LE 2005 you need to watch out for a Demon version of Amarok! I was on the IRC channel at the time, and everything was so locked down I couldn't speak to anyone
But apart from that, Mandriva has got things right with this excellent distro. :rock:I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 11-05-2005 #2
I remember that the recursive checking for new music in your collection had a huge overhead on the system when you had anything more than a trivial amount of music, and I disbled it. However using Amarok >=1.3.0 seems to be fine. It still runs the checks but I notice there is far less of an overhead on the system. It seems to run much more efficiently, not to mention extra functionality and more eye candy. Worth the upgrade.
- 11-05-2005 #3
Okay - thanks big fellaI am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso