David Abrahams dave at
Sat Sep 9 16:59:58 UTC 2006

"Eamonn Sullivan" <eamonn.sullivan at> writes:

> On 9/9/06, David Abrahams <dave at> wrote:
>> Alain Muls <alain.muls at> writes:
>> > Hi
>> >
>> > I just installed beagle on DD and find it very nice that one can
>> > search his documents/hard disk and so on like we do the Internet.
>> >
>> > I have some problems though. Apparently beagle does not index my
>> > mailbox (in mbox format) and it does not index my latex files (the
>> > corresponding PDF files are being processed).
>> It seems like beagle is indexing almost nothing on my disk (even .txt
>> files in my home directory).  I haven't done anything special to
>> configure (or deconfigure) it.  Any ideas?
> Once Beagle is installed, go into Applications/Accessories and launch
> Search. Under the Search menu, choose Preferences. I forget if I had
> to turn this on myself when I first installed it, but make sure the
> "Start search & indexing automatically" option is turned on. Under the
> Indexing tab, make sure "Index my home directory" is turned on.

Thanks, but I did that much long ago.  Still nothing.  I think I have
been able to get it to find something at some point, but right now, I
can't even find a document containing "the".

> For an easy way to access Beagle from the desktop, install the Deskbar
> applet on one of your panels.

I'll worry about that after beagle seems to do something :)

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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