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Old 08-12-2019, 08:51 PM   #1
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Thunar populates slow


Sorry for the long story but I want to give you as much information to see if this can be corrected or improved. I am curious if it's possible to get Thunar to populate files quicker. In the past when I first opened Thunar the files populated fairly quickly. I was was using MX Linux running a RAID 10 as two partitions because it couldn't format the 4 GB RAID 10 in one partition. The RAID 10 I have consists of four 2 GB 7200 HDD. Since then I tried different distros and have settled into Linux mint 19.2 Xfce (64-bit) which was able to format the 4 GB RAID 10 as one partition. When I open Thunar for the first time after a boot or reboot, Thunar opens quickly but it takes the files to populate from about 2 minutes to about 5 minutes on anything that has 600+ files. When I open Thunar after that it populates quickly. I have added these files from a back up on an external 4 TB HDD but I noticed file permission being mixed being that they were copied from a previous distro that the application that I installed from SourceForge that turned out to be Malware which is called Stacer changed file permissions without prior knowledge. I don't have Stacer on this distro and was able to correct all the file permissions except for one. Where it says Owner: it says "Mixed file owners", instead of root (root). Is there a way to speed up Thunar so it will populate files quicker? How do I change file permissions from "Mixed file owners" to "root (root)? If you require more information, please let me know and also what commands since I am command line illiterate. This is my system from a saved command.
Code:
$ inxi -F 
System:
  Host: xxxxxx Kernel: 5.0.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 
  Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TUF X470-PLUS GAMING v: Rev X.0x 
  serial: <root required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 4207 date: 12/08/2018 
CPU:
  Topology: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
  Speed: 1543 MHz min/max: 1550/3000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1543 2: 1541 
  3: 1587 4: 1524 5: 1777 6: 1804 7: 1518 8: 1542 9: 2640 10: 1596 11: 1542 
  12: 1526 13: 1553 14: 1599 15: 1515 16: 1519 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Cedar [Radeon HD 5000/6000/7350/8350 Series] driver: radeon 
  v: kernel 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: ati,radeon 
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD CEDAR (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.0.0-23-generic LLVM 8.0.0) 
  v: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.2 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Cedar HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5400/6300/7300 Series] 
  driver: snd_hda_intel 
  Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.0.0-23-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  driver: r8169 
  IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 0c:9d:92:11:18:9b 
  IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 3.64 TiB used: 5.22 TiB (143.4%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sdb vendor: Marvell model: Raid VD size: 3.64 TiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 3.56 TiB used: 2.61 TiB (73.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1 
  ID-2: /boot size: 704.5 MiB used: 664.8 MiB (94.4%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/sdb2 
  ID-3: swap-1 size: 23.93 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-3 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 44 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
Info:
  Processes: 343 Uptime: 7h 14m Memory: 23.53 GiB used: 2.37 GiB (10.1%) 
  Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.32
 
Old 08-18-2019, 09:58 AM   #2
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How do I change file permissions from "Mixed file owners" to "root (root)?
I'm not sure what the problem is as for Thunar, but you can set permissions in bulk using `chown`

eg; make sure you're in the drives correct directory, then;

Code:
sudo chown -R root:root *
-R will recursively make it enter any other directories within and alter permissions in those too.


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I have added these files from a back up on an external 4 TB HDD
It could be an issue of read speeds. Two things i can think of checking, is the drive USB3 capable? Make sure it's connected to a USB3 port, which would improve read speeds.

It could also be the filesystem itself, choking on the large number of files, what filesystem is it using?

This will tell you;
Code:
lsblk -f
 
Old 08-18-2019, 11:13 AM   #3
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It could be an issue of read speeds. Two things i can think of checking, is the drive USB3 capable? Make sure it's connected to a USB3 port, which would improve read speeds.

It could also be the filesystem itself, choking on the large number of files, what filesystem is it using?

This will tell you;
Code:
lsblk -f
You misunderstood me. I am not referring to the external HDD. I am referring to the internal RAID 10 drive that I am using ext4 file system on it. I have 1TB free on that 4TB RAID 10 drive.
Code:
lsblk -f
NAME              FSTYPE LABEL UUID                                   MOUNTPOINT
sda                                                                   
├─sda1            vfat         C122-C283                              /boot/efi
├─sda2            ext4         0bab97cb-92f7-475e-ae2f-a955502e8f11   /boot
└─sda3            crypto       41ea3263-200c-4696-8cd2-56265595171e   
  └─sdb3_crypt    LVM2_m       v4H8Kz-4QV3-L18w-dDgO-I9Cz-awuk-EVConK 
    ├─mint--vg-root
    │             ext4         da1fae0a-2400-4019-96b3-2f916c45cd54   /
    └─mint--vg-swap_1
                  swap         1a3fa8cd-b264-47c1-a801-376f85975516   
      └─cryptswap1
                  swap         beb3a89a-f60a-4715-bf5f-01d4d4d93fe8   [SWAP]
sr0
 
Old 08-19-2019, 02:47 AM   #4
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Thunar has been known to slow down with
  • thumbnails
  • network drives
- maybe also RAID???

Have you tried
  • disabling thumbnails
  • another file manager
???
 
Old 08-23-2019, 12:17 PM   #5
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I found the problem is Linux mint. I replaced it with SparkyLinux which corrected the problem.
 
  


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