[kde-linux] KDE 4.2.4

Bill Wells hammer29 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 4 00:41:57 UTC 2010

On Wednesday 03 March 2010 10:31:48 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?
I too am running a Slackware 13.0 box:
	AMD 3700	+
	1GB Memory	
	Nvidia 7300GS Video Card
	Nvidia 185.18.36 video Driver
	DSL connection from ATT

Vanilla Slackware 13.0 with only a few programs I have 
added, e.g., Open Office, Opera, 

I had read about all the slowness of KDE 4.x but went ahead 
with 4.2.4 as shipped by Patrick Volkerding.  I have never 
looked back.  I have desktop effects enabled (my desktop 
setup is again pretty much vanilla; I changed the wallpaper, 
set up a screen saver and chose oxygen as my theme.  The 
only slowness I have noticed is in Open Office.  But, it 
wasn't the fasted app on my box when I had 3.5.10.  

I see in the 1 Mar 2010 Slackware 13.0 current changelog 
that Patrick has advanced to KDE 4.3.5.  His has always been 
one of the more conservative distributions.  But, it just 
works.  As others have suggested, it probably is related to 
your video setup.
>  Thanks & Best Regards,
> Vwaju

Bill Wells
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