[kde-linux] Unpopulated Control-Center window
rdalek1967 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 22:57:58 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.
>> 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.
Well, my machine does OK but I think the video card is getting old and
needs a update. I have already had to replace the heat sink on it
twice. I put a fancy copper thing on it last time. It is holding up
pretty good so far.
I'm hoping that in the end, after a few upgrades, that the new build
will have 12Gbs of ram, maybe 16Gbs. I sort of have a mobo picked and
it maxes out at 16Gbs. I'm going to try my best to put in sticks so
that I can max that out without wasting memory sticks. When I get it up
pretty high on memory, I plan to mount some things in memory instead of
on the hard drive. For Gentoo, /var/tmp is a good one and there is
another that I can't recall. I read that it speeds up compiles hugely
since it is done in memory instead of on the drive. I hope to get to
16Gbs at some point tho.
I always shop by getting that sweet spot that is a couple notches lower
than the top. I think the fastest CPU I could get was a 2800 or 3000
when I built my current rig. I got a couple notches below that and
saved a good bit of cash for really not a lot of loss on power. You
can't really tell the difference between a 2500 and a 2800. It's not
Panoramic pics is something I do as well. I have some of my neighbors
houses, my garden and one of a sunrise. The sunrise looks OK but I want
to do it again. I needed to wait about another 10 minutes or so before
taking the pics. I usually take at least 8 pics and sometimes as much
as 20 to make a single panoramic image. They are cool to look at.
I wonder if Hugin runs on Fluxbox? I bet it does. One could always log
into Fluxbox and do the pics then go back to KDE. That is a lot of
hassle tho huh?
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