Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 154679
Needs to be better at handling slow media
Last modified: 2008-02-07 10:28:51 EST
Description of problem:
When a USB mass storage-type camera is plugged in, gnome-volume-manager launches
gthumb-import. This script notices the dcim subdirectory and launches gthumb at it.
For PTP-type cameras, gthumb is used to import the photos, and then it views
them on the hard disk drive.
With USB mass storage devices gthumb is absolutely hopeless at viewing pictures
directly on the device. These are comparatively slow devices, and gthumb has
* Thumbnails are only drawn for the images that are currently on-screen. That
means that even if you go and make a cup of tea while it draws the thumbnails it
*can* see, when you come back and scroll down you'll still have to wait ages for
the other thumbnails to be drawn.
* The UI becomes unresponsive when drawing thumbnails. Due to the previous
issue, this makes gthumb unworkable for doing things like dragging and dropping
files to the place you actually want them on the computer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in a USB mass storage-type camera with plenty of large images on.
2. Try scrolling through the list.
As fast as nautilus is.
Have you tried the gthumb in rawhide to see if this fixed the issue?
No. I'll let you know when I do (probably a couple of weeks).
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