Specific word locater.
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Sun May 10 12:14:20 UTC 2009
On Saturday 09 May 2009 01:44:30 pm Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
> Hi steven,
> On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 18:02, Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net>
> wrote: ...
> > Every time I use the find or locate option in Dolphin, it is only
> > occasional that I am able to find what I am looking for.
> > For instance: If I type a name of a movie into find, I would expect to
> > find an address for that movie every place it existed in my computer, if
> > in fact it were in my computer, but that is not the case with Dolphin, as
> > far as I have experienced.
> You must have an index of your data before being able to find anything:
> go to system settings - Advanced Tag -> Desktop search
> activate Nepomuk and let it run. This might take some time, depending
> on the amount of data you actually have on your computer.
> There is a "Advanced settings" tab where you can choose the locations
> you want to include into the indexing.
> Don't include any system folders, that would make the search useless,
> as the locate database underlying every Linux system already contains
> those files, so no need to add those again for another index.
> Once the indexing completed, which you can see if you check the memory
> load of nepomukestorage with top, activate the strigi search feature,
> then restart KDE.
> IIRC, there are some issues with Strigi, but can't lay a hand on the
> relevant bug right now.
> Regards, Myriam.
> Protect your freedom and join the Fellowship of FSFE:
> Please don't send me proprietary file formats,
> use ISO standard ODF instead (ISO/IEC 26300)
Thank you for the help. I checked the box for Enable Nepomuk Desktop. My
computer made a lot of work sounds, so I believe I indexed my /home/steven
directory. I did not include any system folders. I opened 'top' but I could
not see anything about nepomukestorage. Additionally, when I checked Enable
Strigi Desktop File Indexer, it said Strigi service not running. I rebooted
to see if that would enable Strigi, but when open again, the enable box was
unchecked. I have checked it again, but don't know what to do to get it
enabled. The only thing I am aware that is running right now except for
whatever runs in the background is Kontact with Kmail active and the window
for Desktop Search - System Settings>Nepomuk/Strigi Server Configuration>Basic
Settings tab w/both Nepomuk and Strigi checked.
In the Advanced Settings tab, my directory has Desktop, Downloads, Documents
and e-Sword checked. CompletedDownloads would be the better directory to be
checked, but it is not an option shown. When I click on the plus sign, none
of the items open to expose any content. Is that normal?
The reason I think CompletedDownloads should be checked is because, when
downloads are completed, they are transferred immediately to a
CompletedDownload folder. So when I am not downloading anything, the Download
folder does not contain anything. It is currently empty.
I could send a screen print of my 'top' entries, but the only things using
memory now are krfb, Xorg, plasma, kontact, konsole, knemo,and krunner. In
total they use less than 4% memory and less than 7% cpu. There are 43 items
listed, most have 0.0 entries.
Just to see if a search would produce anything I typed in the title of my
favorite movie "Bagdad Cafe"; it did not produce any results. By the way, if
Nepomuk indexed my boot drive, none of my data is in there. /media/disk and
/media/disk-1 contain all my files. If that makes a difference, how do I get
them included in the indexing?
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