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Old 10-29-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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Fedora 11 drive light staying on


Hello,
OK, I got Fedora 11 installed and everything, but very worryingly, when a
user is on the Desktop, sometimes the hard drive light is staying on for a
long time- can anyone tell me why this is happening? I would like to stop
it, I'm worried about my hard drive's life being shortened by intensive
usage. Does it have anything to do with SELinux?

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 11:59 AM   #2
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Hello,
OK, I got Fedora 11 installed and everything, but very worryingly, when a
user is on the Desktop, sometimes the hard drive light is staying on for a
long time- can anyone tell me why this is happening? I would like to stop
it, I'm worried about my hard drive's life being shortened by intensive
usage. Does it have anything to do with SELinux?

Thanks for any help.
Could be that Beagle is set up, and the user's files are getting indexed. Check for the beagle daemon, and stop it if it's running, and see if that helps. As far as the drive's life getting shortened, drives are fairly robust these days. Unless you're on ancient hardware, you shouldn't have to worry alot about it, unless it's just getting hammered 24/7
 
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Is there a GUI way to stop it? How do I turn it off for good?

What *is* Beagle anyway?
 
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Is there a GUI way to stop it? How do I turn it off for good?

What *is* Beagle anyway?
Beagle is a file indexer. It enables quick finds of files, since it constructs a database, based on its searches.

No, no GUI way that I know of, but what's wrong with the terminal? "ps -ef | grep beag", then "kill -9 <PID of the other command>".
 
  


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