Switching from Kmail2 to Thunderbird system on Oneiric 11.10

Valter Mura valtermura at gmail.com
Sat Oct 22 10:11:59 UTC 2011

Il 22/10/2011 11:55, Ingo Ratsdorf ha scritto:
> Well,
> 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, ...

This sounds good to my ears... :)

I'll try it and forward it also in Kubuntu User List...


> Cheers,
> Ingo
> 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.

*Open Source is better!*
KDE: www.kde.org
Kubuntu: www.kubuntu.org
LibreOffice: www.libreoffice.org

More information about the kubuntu-devel mailing list