Akonadi etc

Kaj Haulrich kaj at haulrich.net
Sun Feb 19 10:05:24 UTC 2012

On 02/19/2012 09:44 AM, Neil Winchurst wrote:
> I attended a local Linux users meeting yesterday. I wanted to ask about
> Akonadi but no one there had heard of it. I then found out that I was
> the only one present using KDE.
> So my question is, is akonadi a KDE only program? And if so, do other
> desktops such as Gnome, Xfce, LXDE have similar programs?
> Incidentally I don't use akonadi at all and keep it switched off
> permanently. I would like to remove it altogether, but I have heard that
> could cause problems.

Like you, I tried to remove Akonadi, but doing so will remove the whole 
KDE. As a workaround, I remove all KDE-PIM stuff (Kmail, Kontact etc..), 
but Akonadi still sits there, lurking and ready to break whatever it 

Then, I tried to wipe the whole thing and installed Xubuntu. The big 
idea being that Xubuntu has a feature called "Enable KDE functionality 
during startup" - or some such. OK, then I installed the applications I 
need most (and the reasons why I prefer KDE),namely Digikam, Dolphin, 
Krita, Showphoto and Kdenlive. Everything works like a greased lightning 
- maybe even faster then on generic Kubuntu.

But Akonadi somehow got installed into Xubuntu in the process...? - So I 
guess it is a dependency for one or more of those KDE-applications.

Anyway Akonadi hasn't - yet - figured out how to crash or even slow down 

Kaj Haulrich.
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