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Re: [opensuse-factory] Bug 177758
  • From: Frank-Michael Fischer <fmfischer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 08:29:40 +0200
  • Message-id: <4472ABD4.7090104@xxxxxxx>
Heiko Helmle wrote:
> Frank-Michael Fischer wrote:
>> Might sound a bit emotional, but the "parse-metadata" problem turns 10.1
>> into a virtually unusable desktop for my customers (and me) really. In
>> certain server setups it might be acceptable that the system needs up to
>> 30 minutes after reboot before giving full power to the users. But on a
>> desktop?
>
> As a workaround i'd suggest to disable zmd and configure smart. It's
> quite fast and doesn't take 5 minutes to wake up some background
> daemon just to search for a package. (Packages smart and smart-gui are
> on the OpenSUSE CDs).
>
> You'll lose that little update icon on your desktop - which means you
> should do 'smart update' occasionally.
>
> Together with a little restriction on beagle (as suggested by others
> on this list) you should get a pretty speedy SUSE Experience.
>
> Regards
> Heiko

Great, thanks. Just one suggestion: I wouldn't call disabling zen a
"workaround"; it's THE solution.

FMF


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