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    pcManFM super slow

    I have LXDE on an older computer and ever since I installed it PCMan has been super slow. For an example, I have a second 1T drive that is half loaded with music and when I access the drive it takes 5 -10 sec to show the folders.

    I have always assumed that is was the old hardware, but yesterday I installed Nautilus to compare and it's fast. Opening the music drive takes a couple of seconds.

    I would install Nautilus as the default file manager, but I have seen posts that have tried this and run into problems, especially since PCMan seems to be integral to LXDE for controlling the desktop.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Mark Springer
    industrial arts

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    Re: pcManFM super slow

    This is really odd since PCManFM is very light which is the reason it is used in LXDE systems. It is one of the six core packages that comes with LXDE. Something is not right since it is lighter than Nautilus. I would try to re-install PCManFM.
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    Re: pcManFM super slow

    Which version of PcManFM?
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: pcManFM super slow

    Try this in terminal.
    Code:
    apt-cache policy pcmanfm

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    Re: pcManFM super slow

    Here is the output from apt-cache policy pcmanfm:

    pcmanfm:
    Installed: 1.2.0-1
    Candidate: 1.2.0-1
    Version table:
    *** 1.2.0-1 0
    500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe i386 Packages
    100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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    Re: pcManFM super slow

    It's a fairly recent version so I can't tell what's wrong.
    If you don't like Nautilus then what about Thunar?
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: pcManFM super slow

    I tried reinstalling pcman, still slow.

    I like pcmanfm, I just don't understand why it's so slow when it is the default file manager for LXDE.

    Still looking for a solution

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