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Baloo is the next generation of the Nepomuk project. It's responsible for handling user metadata such as tags, rating and comments. It also handles indexing and searching for files, emails, contacts, and so on.

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what's baloo_file_extractor's process? [duplicate]

The other day when I started my computer, it went lagging; today I started it and it seems to be gone but when I went through the task manager, I saw that baloo_file_extractor takes about 50% of CPU, ...
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baloo_file_extr process extremely slows down computer for several minutes at startup with Ubuntu 20.04

on startup of my laptop (with 8GB RAM) it takes minutes until it is useable. With "top" I saw that the wait percentage is about 70 %. I saw the process baloo_file_extr consuming some CPU, ...
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What does baloo file extractor do?

As mentioned in this question and answer, baloo file extractor often randomly pops up in the background in KDE Plasma, and consumes a lot of CPU cycles. The answer says that it is safe to disable ...
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KRunner won't find certain files

KRunner on my Kubuntu 19.10 won't find certain files, in particular, files with a .tex extension. The file search and places plugins in the KRunner settings are activated, the directores I am ...
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How get latest version of Baloo on Ubuntu?

I installed Baloo search on Ubuntu 18.04. It gave me version 4:5.44.0-0ubuntu1. Looking for a more recent version, I found the kubuntu ppa. That says it has Bakoo version 5.47.0-0ubuntu1~ubuntu18.04~...
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How do I stop and remove KDE Baloo that is broken and filling up my syslog file?

KDE baloo has recently caused rsyslog to start logging many errors. Part of 'Syslog' Mar 3 15:01:53 harry-S340 baloo_file.desktop[2982]: org.kde.baloo.engine: PositionDB::put MDB_BAD_TXN: ...
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locate vs. baloo

I have Ubuntu 18.04LTS. I was used to locate as an indexed search tool. Combined with grep (and sometimes find) it is a swiss-army knife for file searching and inspecting. I have yesterday noticed ...
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Baloo running amok kubuntu 19.04

Since upgrading from Kubuntu 18.10 to 19.04, baloo_file_extractor is constantly gobbling up between 30-80% of my cpu and up to 50% of my 8gb ram, making my system slow and unstable. Running balooctl ...
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How to make baloo index .org files

I just installed Kubuntu 16.04 on a new laptop with an M2 drive and for the first time ever for me, Baloo is working very well. However, it never returns matches from any of my .org files (plain-text ...
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Why is there a baloo_filemetadat process even though I have disabled baloo?

Why is there a baloo_filemetad process, even though I have disabled baloo? bruni@bruni-Inspiron-5547:~$ balooctl status Baloo is currently disabled. To enable, please run balooctl enable bruni@bruni-...
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Is it safe to disable baloo_file_extractor in KDE Plasma 5?

Today after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04, I found baloo_file_extractor consuming too much RAM and causing my laptop to slow down. I can temporarily fix this by running balooctl disable. I did a little ...
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baloo_file_extractor in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS taking up a lot of memory

The baloo_file_extractor process in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS takes up a lot of memory. top reports 84.3% of my 15.6 GB, - and some 20% (more or less) of the CPU. I do not even run KDE, - I am in a Gnome ...
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Increasing the number of recently used items in KDE

I have recently switched to Kubuntu 17.04 and one of the things I miss most about my previous GNOME-based setup is the ability to search through a long chronology of my recently used files. From what ...
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non-english characters in file names don't show up in file search

After installing Kubuntu 15.10 non-English (i.e. Greek) file names are not shown in file search. Any ideas about this issue? (A QT issue caused some trouble in Firefox under 15.04, if I recall this ...
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Why is baloo such a resource hog in kde?

I don't understand why baloo needs to use so much CPU for so long as opposed to updatedb which does it pretty much instantly. Can't baloo use the indexing from updatedb and get it over with? What does ...
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kubuntu find not working properly in home directory

Opening a terminal in my home directory, the following commands yield no results: ~$ find . -name 'mysql' ~$ find ./ -name 'mysql' ~$ find /home/username/ -name 'mysql' but if I chdir to my local ...
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How to keep Baloo running but with lower ressource consumption?

Good afternoon everybody, I have a question related to Baloo. I saw the thread posted on the same forum : How to turn off baloo in KDE 4.13? I also face the issue of high ressource consumption ...
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Complex searches in KDE's Baloo?

I see Baloo indexing my stuff. I wonder: How can I search in more complex ways ? (maybe directly through SQLite or sth?) I wonder about, either sth "user comfortable" like advanced Gmail search ...
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Baloo not working

The new KDE indexing service is of fundamental importance (as was Nepomuk before it) but, unfortunately, it does not work as it should on my machine with Kubuntu 14.04. Indeed, it does not work at all,...
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How to turn off baloo in KDE 4.13?

I have Kubuntu 14.04 and just installed the newest updates. Looking at the process list I see baloo indexer running. I could not find a checkbox in Baloo settings to turn off the indexing.
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