Re: [Nautilus-list] Re: SOLUTION : Menu opening and others actions sooooo slow (5-10 secs) !

> I have found a workaround to the problem : disabling the "Sound File
Preview" in preferences.
> Why sound files ? Nautilus was slow even on directory without any sound
files ...
> Is there anything special about sound previewing ?  It worked fine in
previous versions (0.xx)

The problem is three-fold....

The thing that is causing the massive delay is actually a libesd bug, which is
fixed in CVS. When you initialize libesd and esd fails to open the sound
device (or in a couple other situations) just sits there for a looong time.

The second part of the problem is that Nautilus is needlessly initializing
libesd, and doing so frequently. I tracked this down once, but didn't follow
through and actually fix it.

The third part of the problem is that nautilus keeps trying to initialize
libesd, which is bad because if it fails it probably shouldn't try again (and
it shouldn't do it a bunch anyway).

Turning off sound file preview shuts down the initialization code. If you run
into this problem it can be very hard to get to that menu however... Another
way to disable the code block is to turn off "start sound server" in the GNOME
control center's sound section. This has the advantage that you don't have to
wait for a painfully slow Nautilus to get there :-)



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