My slow slow Ubuntu 14.10

My newly updated Ubuntu seemed lagging -_-

Nothing really concerned me on my top but I knew something was wrong. So I installed iotop (used apt-get) to see what was causing lags. From iotop I knew that mediascanner-service-2.0 that was trying to scan my encrypted folder causing the IO almost always 90%++ all the time.

I’m sure there were things you can do about this, but whatever, I didn’t have time to explore them.

So, I did this:

mv /usr/bin/mediascanner-service-2.0 /usr/bin/mediascanner-service-2.0.dist
echo 'exit 0' > /usr/bin/mediascanner-service-2.0
chmod 755 /usr/bin/mediascanner-service-2.0
killall -9 mediascanner-service-2.0

That, fixed the lagging issue.

One thought on “My slow slow Ubuntu 14.10

  1. zhongfu

    I don’t think you should be doing this — the correct way should be uninstalling the mediascanner-2.0 and libmediascanner-2.0-* packages. It isn’t in the base install, so it should be safe to uninstall unless you have some other apps relying on it.


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