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Copying files (cp and rsync) from rom MacOS formatted exFat sytematically crashes entire system (Ubuntu LTS 24.04)

I am in the process of switching from MacOS (MacBook Pro, Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015, 16GB RAM) to Linux. I installed Ubuntu 24.04 LTS about 10 days ago. Copying files (using both rsync and cp) from ...
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Tracker-miner-fs keeps crashing on Ubuntu 22.04

I'm managing a fleet of 25 Ubuntu 22.04 systems. On one of them (possibly more I haven't discovered yet), tracker-miner-fs keeps crashing, and I can't figure out how to get control of that. I have ...
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Tracker never-endingly indexes cloud storage, never remembers what it's learned

tracker-store lately runs at 100% of CPU on my computer. I know there are questions addressing ways to shut it down entirely, but I don't want to do this. I have a guess what is happening. This ...
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Gnome Tracker does not seem to work

I have Ubuntu 22.04 with Gnome Desktop - the one with "Search" popping out when you press the Windows key. I checked if the tracker indexes my .flac files: tracker3 info '/home/janbenes/...
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I'm using Ubuntu 22.04. Every time I create a new react app, tracker-miner-fs-3 starts to eat up 100% CPU

I tried to remove tracker cache by running rm -r ~/.cache/tracker3, it works, but when I create a new react app(using npx create-react-app), it starts to use 100% CPU again. What can I do to solve ...
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The tracker file meta.db-wal filled my drive

The file home/.cache/tracker/meta.db-wal fills my entire 250gb boot drive. If I delete document this file grows until there is no more space; its 52.2gb. I have read some posts saying to disable the ...
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tracker-miner-f taking over 100% of cpu

I am working with Ubuntu 20.04 and currently, I have a tracker-miner-f eating up my cpu. What is this? Why is the cpu usage over 100%? Is it problematic? Kind regards
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Tracker miner uses almost all my CPU and fills syslog with errors

I've been working with huge data last week and at some point while procesing this data, tracker-miner started using almost all my CPU and now is filling my syslog with the same "error". I've ...
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Several errors per minute: "Failed to start Tracker file system data miner." and "Failed to start Tracker metadata extractor."

I installed Ubuntu 21.10 Desktop from a Live USB over the weekend to a NAS device. Performance was abysmal but I kept at it and eventually screwed something up, unable to boot after a day. So I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 melting my computer! Slight burning smell from vent! [duplicate]

After migrating from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04, my CPU is burning hot and disk activity is off the charts, while this seemingly un-killable set of processes slams my CPU and harddisk: tracker-miner-...
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Purging performance-reducing tracker-extract caused other issues

I run Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS I was having the problem that the tracker-extract was taking up a lot of CPU usage and was really slowing down the system. So I searched for a solution and found this on Ask ...
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Do we have a tool that can track file level changes at a user level for a directory?

Do we have a tool that can track file level changes at a user level for a directory? To further add, My requirement is this - This is the directory i would like to track /var/lib/docker/volumes/shared/...
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GNOME tracker loses all indexed files

I've recently installed 21.04 on an SSD with my personal files on a separate HDD formatted as exFAT so that it can be used by both Ubuntu and Windows on a dual boot system. This HDD is configured in ...
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Can I temporarily disable tracker-store and tracker-extract and tracker-miner to help save battery on my laptop?

I am really disappointed in my battery life on Kubuntu and I notice when I monitor htop, that these systemd daemons really are constantly eating cpu in the background. I don't know what they do, but ...
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How to delete a tracker tag containing special characters

'tracker' is a command-line file indexing and searching tool. Among other things, it allows files to be annotated with tags. I'm trying to delete a tag from a PDF file. Other tags on other files have ...
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Ubuntu 20.4 .cache tracker is taking my space

I have 200 gb of space in my portion and the .cache tracker meta.db-wal took 140gb of that space and I don’t know how to clear it. I saw that you can disable the tracker but without actually informing ...
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Backup tracker indexes (tracker index --backup)

Sorry, I'd like to backup the tracker index before resetting it, does anyone know how to use $ tracker index --backup ? I didn't find any examples on the net and I don't understand how to use it, $ ...
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just installed tiatracker, but cannot find any way to start it?

i just installed a atari 2600 music tracker called tia tracker (in repos from ubuntu : tiatracker) after install there is no frikkin way to get the program started. typing tiatracker in the terminal ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu tracker

The tracker had high CPU usage on Ubuntu20 Desktop, so I used sudo apt remove tracker to uninstall it. However, the GUI went wrong: some logos in app menu disappear, and there's no options to open and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 tracker-miner errors in Syslog

New install of 20.04.1 running only pi.hole and unifi controller software. It’s Ubuntu desktop, but I’m basically running it headless. I’ve noticed that I’m getting this set of tracker-miner related ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Internal Error every login (tracker-miner-fs)

Whenever I login to Ubuntu, I get this error: Some background: This Ubuntu installation is from a fresh-install, not an update I believe Ubuntu is updated as I always let updates perform its thing ...
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tracker-miner-fs is taking 90% of CPU

tracker-miner-fs is taking 90% of CPU. I am using Ubuntu 20.04.
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How to update tracker, a package which hasn't been updated in the PPA yet for Ubuntu 18.04?

I need the tracker package 2.3.0 version for the development of the Gnome Music App. The current version of the tracker package in PPA is 2.0.3 for Ubuntu 18.04. I want to install the tracker version >...
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help! tracker-extract consumes my entire cpu and freezes my screen

Hello is there any way to stop, remove or do something to the tracker process? It slows down my machine a lot and freezes it. I have Ubuntu 20.04.
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Control what information tracker indexes

I am looking for information on tracker, and generally speaking I find it very scarce. In particular, is there any reference describing the possible configuration to set what tracker indexes? I ...
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Command line search using tracker database

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I understand there are no GUIs to interact with tracker's database. Is there a way to perform a search for contents in tracker's database via command line?
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tracker-miner-fs crashes on Ubuntu 20.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 today, and after this upgrade tracker-miner-fs seems to crash and restart contiguously; pegging my CPU at 100% until I manually kill the process. The error I'm getting in /...
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Tracker process taking lot of CPU

I'm trying to understand what the different background processes are doing on my machine as this one is freezing from time to time. I have noticed that the tracker processes (there are several of them ...
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How to prevent /usr/lib/tracker from using lots of CPU time?

I have the problem that a /usr/lib/tracker process is using lots of CPU time in my Ubuntu installation. How can I resolve this?
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tracker service running every minute

I have the following lines repeating every minute in my /var/log/syslog file. Oct 9 19:19:42 my_machine dbus-daemon[2138]: [session uid=1000 pid=2138] Activating via systemd: service name='org....
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Can I bypass yes-or-no question while resetting tracker

I want to make a desktop shortcut to reset the tracker using tracker-reset -e. It shows a yes or no question every time. Can I bypass it?
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Memory leak in tracker-extract?

Last night, my Ubuntu 19.04 suddenly became unresponsive, then on and off for a while. The fan started spinning rapidly, as a sign that much work was being done inside. I managed to start a system ...
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After upgrading from 18.10 to 19.04, `tracker-extract` eats up so much RAM it freezes my machine

I did do-release-update from 18.10 and my computer freeze after a couple minutes using gnome with the tracker-extract process, even though my computer has 8 Go of RAM and 4 Go of SWAP that all get ...
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Modifying file contents very slow on upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04

I performed an upgrade from Ubuntu 18.10 to 19.04 and noticed that (somehow) creating, modifying, and deleting files is now much slower. Simply creating or deleting an empty file takes around 3 ...
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How to change Tracker so it can find numbers

I want/need to be able to search my files for number sequences (like order number and such). But after installing Tracker on Ubuntu 18.10 (with the dev. Pre-released updates (cosmic-proposed) on) I'm ...
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Content search does not work (18.10)

LS, Searching my document on content is not working at all on my system. This is what I've done: I installed Tracker. And let it index. The status says it's done. The amount of files it indexed is ...
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Nautilus unable to find default domain ontology rule

When trying to open the file manager, nautilus, it doesn't show up, and I wanted to know what's wrong. I opened it from the terminal and it showed this error message. bash: /usr/share/...
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Tracker effectively stops system after upgrade to 18.10

After upgrading form 18.04 to 18.10 tracker-extract uses all CPU and memory eventually crashing the system. If I run tracker reset --hard once after boot. The problem does not arise. Any ...
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How to search NTFS drives with Tracker? How to reduce the load of Tracker?

Tracker is now the default in Ubuntu 19.04, and I can successfully search for files and file contents in /home on an ext4 formatted drive. But I would also like to be able to search my ntfs drives. So ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 and Tracker : files properly indexed, but not searchable in GS/Nautilus

On a clean 18.04 install, I added tracker to index my data. My data lies on a second harddisk and is symlinked to my homedir on the first one using the standard ~/Documents ~/Music etc. paths. After ...
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How can I configure GNOME so that it searches EXIF data?

I would like to be able to search all my images metadata when searching via Nautilus or Activities. So far I have not been able to do anything more than search image file names. I know that GNOME ...
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Enable search in file (PDF) contents using tracker

As far as I understand, the gnome search, and maybe also the nautilus search, is driven or at least extended by tracker. I installed tracker in 18.04 to gather the content file search functionality I ...
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How to use tracker to search documents for text, restricted to a filename pattern

I want a command-line tool to search documents (including doc, docx, odt) for a string, and to limit the results based on a filename pattern, eg "search piano letters" to search for the text "piano" ...
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How to enable Tracker (Ubuntu search file indexing) in Git repo's on the hard drive? [U17.10]

I've noticed that Ubuntu 17.10 file indexing for search (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Tracker I believe) skips folders that contain git repo's. I'm guessing this is because most repo's have a large amount ...
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Full text search in Nautilus 3.26.1 Ubuntu 18.04

Full text search in Nautilus (3.26.1 in Ubuntu 18.04) does not work for me. I installed tracker and it works correctly. When I type the "tracker search < something >" in a terminal window it ...
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How do you configure Tracker search indexing tool?

The project page mentions tracker-preferences but I don't have this command with version 2.0.3.
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How to selectively disable tracker indexing a certain (set of) directories [duplicate]

I often build large projects. An example is a site that is built with Jekyll. The build takes about 20 seconds, and changes thousands of HTML files. The same happens when I build the documentation of ...
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Tracker not indexing file contents

I am new to Ubuntu and gnome3... I have a clean install of 17.10 and activated the shell extensions (tracker-search and tracker-search-provider). But when I search something (don't know, how the ...
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Add locations to GNOME Search file index

I have a SSD for my root partition and use a HDD under /data/ and use system links in my home directory for file heavy directories such as: /data/home/user/Documents > linked to /home/user/...
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no progress updates from gnome tracker

I very much want to have desktop search working on a new Ubuntu Gnome 17.04 installation. I realize that initial indexing might take a while, but for more than 12 hours, tracker status has returned: ...
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