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Old 10-08-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
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Does 'Find Files' on Mandrake 10 actually work?


I mean, for me, the only thing an operating system does is run applications and allow you to search for content. Everytime I say goodbye, no, everytime I use the KDE find gui, it dies. I have to go command line. How much does that suck? I've reinstalled it many times on different systems - all the same. Grrr.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 02:15 PM   #2
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The locate command does not use so much of your resources and it is fast and reliable.
Just enter "man locate" to learn more...

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Old 10-09-2004, 04:30 AM   #3
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Is your updatedb job running at night?

Have you run it manually and let it complete?

If not "find" doesn't work.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 11:05 AM   #4
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I experienced this problem with mandrake 9.1 and 10.0 as well. Seems like it works OK on 10.1 CE.

Last edited by reddazz; 10-09-2004 at 12:14 PM.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 12:38 PM   #5
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KDE's "find files" app is clunky & less than to be desired, IMHO. i've found the easiest way to find files is by using the "find" command. works with wildcards, you can specify specific directories & partitions to search, by name, size, etc. for example, in terminal as root (you should do this as root because a normal user will not have access rights to various directories)..........

Code:
find / -name monkey*.*
that will search for any file that contains the word monkey with any extension over your whole hard drive.

do man find to see all the commands available.

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Old 10-09-2004, 01:18 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by reddazz
I experienced this problem with mandrake 9.1 and 10.0 as well. Seems like it works OK on 10.1 CE.
Eh, no.

It works just fine on all of my 10.0 installs, provided the updatedb job has been run.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 02:32 PM   #7
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eh, no

I actually did updatedb, coz it is one of the solutions proposed for the problem and I didn't have any success with it.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 01:30 AM   #8
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You may try running the search gui from a root window so that you can view any error messages it may put up.

I find that this is the easiest way to determine why any KDE app is not functioning properly.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 05:58 AM   #9
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Thanks people. I primarily use 'locate' from term as root. When I ran the search gui as root it was fine. However, I've ditched Mandrake for Fedora 3 now - there were a few peculiarities that I could have picked through, but opted for the easier 'wipe everything like a dicator of the world' approach. I miss urpmi but like yum. Recommend F3.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 03:49 PM   #10
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From Konqueror

I have the same problem you describe, and had it with every Mandrake version I've had so far.

But... calling the same "find" function from the tools menu of Konqueror works.

Ring a bell to anyone ? A permission problem maybe ?
 
Old 11-20-2004, 08:19 PM   #11
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Are you saying that the find gui comes up, but does not locate anything?

Or does it fail to start up?

If the latter it's a permission problem.
 
  


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