problem with home directory

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Mon Feb 2 11:00:50 GMT 2009

Alain Muls wrote:
> Hello,
> Since a couple of weeks I have a problem with my home directory. Any 
> application that lists my home directory (/home/amuls/) is stalled for several 
> minutes, eg dolphin, k3b, konqueror (filemangement), ...
> A ls in the home directory also stalls for several minutes.
> Starting emacs (from menu of from home dir) also makes the startup time very 
> long.
> Doing similar things in any other directory does not cause a similar problem.
> I already looked at the contents but I cannot find anything wrong. Any advice?
> Tx/Alain
Do you happen to have Strigi or another desktop search activated?

If so, deactivate and see if it helps.

Another guess:
is your home directory -nearly- filled up?

Kidrstat is very handy to find about the largest space wasters.


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