[kde-linux] KDE 4.2.4
toothpik at swbell.net
Wed Mar 3 19:31:54 UTC 2010
On Wednesday 03 March 2010 12:31:48 pm Louis Hinman wrote:
> I just upgraded my Linux installation to Slackware 13.0, which
> incorporates KDE 4.2.4.
> My previous installation was Slackware 12.2, which
> incorporated KDE 3.5.10.
> I am dismayed to find KDE 4.2.4 running very s-l-o-w.
> It's the same computer that I was running KDE 3.5.10 on. It
> has 2 GB of RAM and a broadband cable internet
> connection. I'm just running that standard desktop apps, but
> they are running much slower than 3.5.10 ran.
> Can someone advise me on how to fix this?
two things come to mind immediately
1) turn off compositing -- those desktop effects are expensive
from a resource point of view
Personal Settings --> Look & Feel --> Desktop
uncheck Enable desktop effects
2) make sure you do not have the SysTray widget on your panel --
some people tweak it til it's not hogging your cpu, i recommend
avoiding it altogether -- it's tough getting used to not having
it, but it's buggy and can eat your box alive -- you can use
'top' in a konsole to see plasma-desktop using 75-80% cpu before
you get rid of this cycle stealer
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