KDE-3.0.1 has horrific memory requirements just for the X server

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Tue Jun 18 21:38:19 BST 2002

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On Tuesday, 18. June 2002 21:33, Alan W. Irwin wrote:

> X-terminals are a really hot topic right now with the City of Largo
> experience with KDE-2 being displayed on literally hundreds of
> X-terminals being an inspiration. An urgent question, therefore, is
> where are all the X-terminal users who display KDE-2 comfortably on
> 32MB systems going to go if they cannot use KDE-3 because of the huge X
> server memory requirements?

My suggestion is, to post this to the kde-kiosk mailinglist.
It usually discusses restricting configuration possibilities and similar 
topics, but as a consequence, a lot of sysadmins read it.
Moreover, a couple of KDE core developer are subcribed there.

> So it is really important that this XFree-4 memory consumption problem
> be fixed for KDE-3.0.1 (or perhaps libqt which is version 3.0.4 on my
> system). If anybody wants to follow up with me on this to get more
> system details or try some SIZE tests with alternative configurations I
> will be happy to oblige. I do really want to be able to display
> KDE-3.0.1 and its successors rather than KDE-2.2.2 on my X-terminal!

My guess is that there is some pixmap caching going on to improve 
If this is true, it might be possible to deactivate this.

Anyway, I think it will be better to post this to a list where it is more 
likely that the post is read by core developers.


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