Well, just installing Dolphin which got Baloo with it did the job.
I just finished indexing all my files and searching for fie content with dolphin is working perfectly.
And XFCE seems OK with me. I don’t need all the fancy stuff of KDE, especially XFCE seems faster and lighter than KDE. (Though I lived on KDE -and loved- all the time and XFCE just 36 hours ago!)
I’m going to uninstall catfish and the gnome-search-tool as they are not working. Just to be sure they won’t be trying to index and putting some load on my processor or memory.
Just installing Dolphin does not mean you’re using KDE Plasma now.
This is the exact opposite of reality, at least on all computers I’ve ever in the last two years. Xfce is subjectively slower and objectively heavier than Plasma (and this has been the case at least since Plasma 5.1).
Does KDE run into framerate issues like gnome/mutter on older into iGPU? I don’t pay attention to KDE mostly but I know that sometimes and with certain resolutions you can get stutter in gnome on older Intel graphics.
I’m pretty sure @limotux machine is using Ivy Bridge iGPU.
Well, as I am naughty as usual I got from Scotty_Trees at Install KDE on XFCE? a few links on how to do it.
It took some time to “almost” clean the mess, but it was OK.
Testing KDE now and hoping it will work fine
Install timeshift so you can have a nice snapshot of fresh install prior to installing all your packages again. Then go about installing dropbox etc. Just in case along the way whilst you’re installing mass amounts of packages it goes funny.
Nice guide here for timeshift Remember to exclude your home directory as you already will have Dropbox backing up your files anyway. i.e. Don’t want to restore your system to only then find out it also restored all your office docs etc as well!
Sure I will TimeShift.
I want to first create a thread at XFCE forum, to know how to speed up XFCE by disabling/uninstalling unnecesary features as I did a day ago with KDE Plasma (please see other thread)
I think something similar can be done in XFCE, but I’m not that experienced with XFCE.
I don’t recommend using backup in your home directory. You have a Dropbox folder within home directory already doing the job syncing data real-time and will conflict in versioning. So can just keep all your documents in there. Unless you’re using BackInTime for folders outside of Dropbox.
OK… I’ll look at it. I just read briefly yesterday about it. Will find out more now.
EDIT: As I read a little about BTRFS, and a little about Snapper, both saying snapshots, roll back… etc…
Does this mean that no matter what I do (including uninstalling the DE or some ESSENTIAL system parts, there is always a snapshot so I can ALWAYS boot no matter what! ??? This sound crazy to me!