How to stop Tracker FS (Resource Hog)

How to stop Tracker FS (Resource Hog)

Postby Wolfman » Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:34 pm

Hi all,

if anyone has noticed an increase in CPU/RAM usage, this appears to be down to "Tracker FS", you can stop this service at startup by doing the following:

Paste the following command in a terminal:

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sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

which will show all startup entries in the startup applications menu.

Start the "Startup Applications" app and look for the 2 entries starting with "Tracker" and take out the ticks.

You will notice a sharp reduction in CPU/RAM usage after a new start.

I also advise you to take the tick for "Zeitgeist" which is a form of spyware!!.

To globally disable "Tracker, please see this link:

You may or may not have the app "Tracker FS" installed!!.

Regards Wolfman :D
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Regards Wolfman :D

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Re: How to stop Tracker FS (Resource Hog)

Postby Uzi » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:46 am

I dont have Tracker FS on my list. I unchecked Zeitgeist though.

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