KDE and akonadi FIXED

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 09:22:38 UTC 2011

I have scrimped and saved for most of this year to get a new motherboard 
chock full-o processors and a tin-bucket full of ram. As I usually do, I 
install KDE on top of a gnome install to avoid the sound system errors I 
used to get with Kubuntu. KDE has this mindset that you WILL comply with 
whatever notion they come up with, that has already been superseded by 
sh*t that really works far better.

So, I got this hot new motherboard just whirring up the fans and bumping 
on all 6 CPUs with 16 gigs of ram and a stinkin' solitaire game is 
acting like I'm running a 486. KDE figures you WILL use kmail and you 
WILL use kontact and it WILL open a mysql database without so much as a 
by-your-leave and then goes blind playing with itself. If I didn't like 
KDE as a desktop, I would switch in a heartbeat and send their devel 
team a fresh steaming buffalo chip by Fedex ...COD.

The akonadi daemon(s) was eating up CPU and ram like a dutch sailor on 
shore leave. So, after much evil giggling I found the little devil 
hiding in ~/.config/akonadi/akonadiserverrc. I edited the line 
'StartServer' to false and rebooted. Now, it ain't running and the cards 
are flying like they ought. Me, I use Thunderbird now, google for my 
contacts and calendar. I don't NEED stinkin' gmail nor kontact. But, I 
cannot remove them without removing kde-full. WTF?

This mindset, which just ~writhes~ within our little community by some 
strong minded devels, of MAKING someone use something is going to be a 
major stumbling block for a lot of people, when they collectively get 
their backs up. It makes us look lame to explain to someone that they 
should expect for their CPU to be eaten up for 24 hours by an 
application they might not even use. This is not ignorance. This is 
stupidity in all of it's full blown dysfunctional glory. It's, shall I 
say it?, like that OTHER OS. I pray we get back to being an OS of 
choices. >IMHO<

I was really miffed, Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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