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Beagle - desktop search

Postby ollie » Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:39 am

Hi all,

Just thought I'd help anyone interested in using Beagle with KDE. Gnome automatically starts the Beagle daemon - "beagled" - and enables the desktop search tool. This is explained in LXF September 2005 but offers no help. It is a really simple quick fix that works with other applications as well. Copy the following code into your favourite editor and save as "beagle.sh" in /home/username/.kde/Autostart (Note the "." hidden directory).

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#!/bin/bash
beagled
best


Every time you login Beagle is enabled and available using the system tray or F12. It is an absolutely fantastic search tool even though it is only in "aplha" stage at this time.

I have an ADSL connection so I also have the recent LXF script to set the Astropix of the Day from NASA as the desktop background in my Autostart folder.
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RE: Beagle - desktop search

Postby jer1ch0 » Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:19 pm

Doesn't work for me using SuSe 9.3. Doing a search gives the error:
"The query for help failed.
The likely cause is that the beagle daemon isn't running.
Click to start the Beagle daemon..."

Clicking doesn't help.
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RE: Beagle - desktop search

Postby ollie » Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:54 am

I'm running Suse 9.3 Pro and got the same error when I first started out trying Beagle. I think the only problem is giving the daemon some time to fully index the system after starting beagled and best.
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Postby jer1ch0 » Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:48 pm

Yea, you're right. Started working 30 mins later.
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