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HowTo: Reset tracker when Gallery app has crashed or SD-card media is not displayed

asked 2014-01-31 13:53:46 +0200

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Hi, I'm having a problem with the Gallery app. I'm using SD card that was previously placed in android phone and where I had some pictures taken by this phone. All pictures were correctly displayed in Gallery when I started the app however I didn't see any picture taken by Jolla camera. Therefore I tried to remove whole picture directory (DCIM/Camera) from SD card but from this point I can't open the Gallery app (crashes everytime I try to open it). I tried to create the directory structure how it was before on the SD card, also tried to copy/delete Camera folder like somebody suggested in different thread but nothing worked. I guess that Reset device could work but do you have any idea how to fix this without reset? Thanks

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have you tried with a reset of the tracker services and its DB? folder hierarchy on your sd-card should not matter in any way.

chemist ( 2014-01-31 14:52:42 +0200 )edit

Thanks for your answer. No, I haven't tried that. How can I reset it?

aleman ( 2014-01-31 15:33:16 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-02-03 23:34:16 +0200

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updated 2014-02-03 23:35:21 +0200

tracker-control -es

should do the trick, if not you might need to stop the service and delete all DBs by hand.

See https://together.jolla.com/question/4337/refresh-tracker/ for a general attempt.

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Thanks again for your answer. The app is working now.

aleman ( 2014-02-04 09:59:40 +0200 )edit

You are welcome ;)

chemist ( 2014-02-04 12:47:58 +0200 )edit

Anybody would like to develop an app for that command line ... ;-)

Upp15 ( 2014-02-09 21:57:53 +0200 )edit

Has worked for me Thanks!

SagaciousT ( 2014-03-06 08:13:51 +0200 )edit

@Upp15 hopefully we do not need an app for it but if you want put it in a shell-script (remember this is no iOS... you can fart your own, no need to have an app for that)

chemist ( 2014-03-06 11:12:08 +0200 )edit
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