[kde-linux] Unpopulated Control-Center window

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Wed Dec 2 19:42:31 UTC 2009

Dale wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
>> On Wednesday 02 December 2009 10:42:39 Dale wrote:
>>>> Maybe not, if you set KDE4 to lose all the eye candy. I have booted some 
>>>> Live Linux CDs with KDE4 on my 4+ year old Celeron laptop (stuck with 
>>>> the old Intel 8xx series video hardware) and the video hardware handles 
>>>> it fine if the eye candy is either turned off or very conservatively set.
>>>> LXDE runs very well on the old hardware. So does Fluxbox.
>>> Yea but I would leave all the eye candy turned on most likely.  I sort 
>>> of like the eye candy stuff, as long as it works.
>> My laptop is 4.5 years old.  I can use some desktop effects, but realistically 
>> I have to limit myself to a few, not switch on everything in sight :-)  As 
>> long as I do that it's perfectly usable for all normal work.
>> Anne
> I'm on a desktop which does give me a lot more options.  I can upgrade 
> my video card and stuff to "improve" the speed.  I think my CPU and ram 
> will be fine but a faster video card would help, although what I have is 
> not really bad tho.

How very Microsoftish KDE has become that we've adopted the standard MS 
performance solution: "Things too slow - just upgrade your hardware!" ;-)

> My current rig is a AMD 2500+ with 2Gbs of ram sitting on a Abit NF7 
> v2.0 mobo.  I have a Nvidia FX-5200 with 128Mb of ram for a video card.  
> I have two older IDE drives and one SATA drive that is for data, movies 
> and such as that. 

You have more power sitting in that one machine than I have COMBINED on 
three of my machines.

> It's about 5 or 6 years old but it still works.  I hope to keep it 
> working for a lot longer tho.  May move it to the closet when I get me a 
> new rig built. 

A friend of mine has asked me when I'm getting a quad core machine with 
8GB of RAM. I won't have the money for that until that kind of hardware 
has become low-end hardware. I like doing very large panoramic photos 
for fun, and would really rather have my computer spending its memory on 
processing my photo, not throwing around eye candy.

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