Switching from Kmail2 to Thunderbird system on Oneiric 11.10

Ingo Ratsdorf ingo at envirology.co.nz
Sat Oct 22 09:55:58 UTC 2011


not that bad here, but probably similar situation with a 9 year old P4 Laptop with 2GB of RAM.
The workaround was easy in terminal: sudo chmod -x /urs/bin/akonadi_nepomuk_*
after I uninstalled strigi.

Now everything boots fast, emails are read fast, everything is much smoother, no unresponsive desktop, ...


On Sat, 22 Oct 2011 11:24:01 Valter Mura wrote:
> Hi All,
> with regret, I can say I have tried everything for my poor system, but 
> it cannot afford such a heavy workload.
> My System (very old with some updates): Pentium IV 2.8 Ghz / Ram: 1 GB / 
> Video Card: ATI 512 MB
> History: I was coming from Natty 11.04 and Kmail-1. Everything was going 
> smooth. Not so fast, obviously. but I could also keep enabled the 
> desktop effects without problems. Swap (3 GB in total), when necessary, 
> increased up to 4/5% on total (I used to keep open Kmail, Amarok, rekonq 
> or FF, Lokalize at the same time). RAM on startup at abt 45/50%
> My mail: 4 accounts (POP3) with a total of abt 40,000 mails (I deleted 
> the unneeded ones)
> My system after the update started the migration to the new Kmail 
> system: it failed, but I succeeded to run it manually.
> It started the migration and the SYNCHRONIZATION. From this moment on, 
> my system has been poorly overloaded, with no way to stop this hell (for 
> me) "machine" which is Akonadi and its agents: (my poor and old) CPU the 
> most of time at 100% of load, not for few hours but for DAYS, swap 
> increased up to 50% (!); RAM always at 80/90%; activities and actions 
> extremely slowed down.
> Ok, I've been wrong in something. So I deleted my accounts, setup them 
> again, trying to "clean" the system (luckily, mail servers I use don't 
> delete mail by default).
> Now I tried to setup Gmail as Imap: worst than ever. Kmail couldn't 
> afford folders/labels of this size (thousands of mails). I deleted the 
> Imap account and re-setup the POP3 one. No way to solve the huge 
> workload. And what about opening a mail folder? No way to do that, 
> unless after few hours.
> Akonadi and mysql daemon seemed to be allied against my system.

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