Linux: More notes to self

For some reason my USB iRiver device has become very slow when connected to Ubuntu and using the Nautilus manager. I tried my USB key drive too and it was embarasingly slow. It takes maybe 20 seconds for a window to pop-up, then if I double click on a folder you can wait for 15 seconds or more. I think the problem is with the Nautilus file manager. When I did my copying through the console (cd, cp, etc.) it was nice and fast. This may be the solution:
Jeff Waugh
11-11-2004, 04:15 AM
On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 08:51 +0100, Soren Hauberg wrote:
> I recently upgraded to Hoary and all is better than ever, except...
>
> Nautilus has become very slow. By this I mean that that opening a new
> window takes more than 10 seconds. Before the upgrade this took about a
> second (I'm on a slow machine so nothings instant).
>
> Since Gnome usually becomes faster with upgrades I would assume that I
> have done something wrong.

When you upgraded, libgamin replaced libfam, but the gamin package was
not installed (you mustn't have ubuntu-desktop installed). Install it,
and you'll be sorted. You may also remove fam and portmap.

- Jeff

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